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St. Martin's has played a large role in our family for more than a half-century. While it is impossible to put a monetary value on what we have received from St. Martin's, remembering the school in our will is a convenient and comfortable way of saying "Thank you" for all it has meant to us over the years.
- Murrell and John Girault ’55

Leave a legacy gift that will impact StM students for a lifetime. Over the years, St. Martin’s has been fortunate to receive planned gifts like bequests and charitable trust which make it possible for us to expand and enrich the programs and opportunities an StM education provides.

Legacy gifts not only help to ensure a vital future for St. Martin’s; they can have benefits for the donor, too.


Gift planning can be tailored to suit your personal goals; your financial advisor can help you design the plan that is best for you. Depending upon the gift option that you choose, you may obtain some or all of these benefits:

  • Income tax reduction
  • Avoidance of capital gain taxes
  • Increase in spendable income
  • Elimination of federal estate tax
  • Fulfilment of philanthropic goals

There are many ways for you to leave a legacy that can benefit St. Martin’s for generations to come. Bequests (gifts by will), gifts of life insurance, and gifts of retirement benefits are common planned giving options. A Charitable Remainder Trust gives you income during your lifetime; St. Martin’s receives the remainder interest in the trust. And a Charitable Lead Trust allows you to make a gift to St. Martin’s while retaining property in your family.

To discuss a planned gift for St. Martin’s, please contact the Development Office at 504.736.9914.

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