Planned Giving at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
Planned giving allows you to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime to a cause that is important to you, while providing you with tax advantages, financial benefits, and safeguards for your future and that of your heirs. These gifts require planning and, often, help from your professional advisors. Unlike cash donations, these gifts are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income.
There are myriad vehicles through which you can make a planned gift. When choosing a vehicle to make a gift, we ask that you consider your financial goals. There are gifts that help you protect your assets, gifts that generate income for you, and gifts that are very simple and only require a provision in your will or trust.
Whether you are in your mid 30s and in the building stage of your life, or nearing retirement and considering your legacy, there is a planned gift that suits your needs and can help you meet your goals. The most common planned gifts include bequests, life insurance, trusts and annuities, retirement and pension plans, charitable IRA rollovers, and real estate.
We welcome your questions and the opportunity to help you secure your family’s future while making an investment in the future of St. Margaret’s. Please consult with your attorney or our Director of Advancement to ensure that your bequest best achieves your desired result. For additional information, please contact in the Advancement Office at (949) 661-0108 ext. 353.
The Ernest D. Sillers Legacy Society
Named after our founder, the Ernest D. Sillers Legacy Society has been established to recognize those whose commitment to St. Margaret’s extends into the future. Members of the society have made provisions for the school in their estate planning. We are very grateful to this special group of people for their commitment, vision and generosity.
If you are interested in finding more about this legacy society, or for sample bequest language, please contact in the Office of Advancement at (949) 661-0108 ext. 353. If you have already arranged for a planned gift to St. Margaret’s, please notify us to include you in the Ernest D. Sillers Legacy Society.
About Fr. Ernest D. Sillers
In 1979, the Reverend Canon Ernest D. Sillers, an Episcopal priest with a deep passion for education, founded St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and School. Father Sillers was certain in his vision: establish a college preparatory school rooted in a framework that nurtures a student’s mind, body, spirit, and social and moral development. Traditions of academic distinction, athletic championships and artistic acclaim were all sustained by a community of faculty and families committed to educational excellence and integrity. Today, Father Sillers’ philosophy of educating the whole child endures.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts made to the school are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the deductibility of your gift.