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Planned GivingBequests

Have you ever wanted to make a gift which has a big impact on Notre Dame High School? A bequest is a gift given through your will or trust—and it might allow you to make a much larger gift than you thought possible, without affecting your day-to-day cash flow.

Here are five reasons why you should consider a charitable bequest:

  1. It’s Simple! Just name Notre Dame High School as a beneficiary in your will or trust. It’s that easy! You can leave us a certain amount, the remainder of an account or your estate, or a percentage of your assets. Notre Dame High School is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and our federal tax ID is 62-0534808.
  2. You Can Change Your Mind. A bequest is revocable— meaning if your needs change down the road, you can still use the assets you had planned to leave as a gift.
  3. You’ll Invest In Your Legacy. Giving to Notre Dame High School is a way to create and sustain your own legacy by having a positive impact on the future, and helping us continue our mission for generations of students to come.
  4. You’ll Feel Happier. - Numerous studies have shown that charitable contributions create a positive, “feel good” response in the brain. So go ahead, and feel good!
  5. You’ll Reduce Your Taxable Estate - A gift to a registered charity like Notre Dame High School reduces any estate taxes your heirs may need to pay.

We Can Help

Are you ready to help by making a gift through your will? Want to learn more about the process? Contact us at and begin discussing how you can make a difference at Notre Dame High School.

Reminder - August is Make-A-Will month.  Do you have a will?  Have you the need to update your will?  The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils offers on online search tool to find accredited estate planners close to you.