GIFT OF A LIFETIME
MAKING A GIFT OF A LIFETIME
Without planned gifts, it is safe to say the Routt Catholic High School would not be here today. The Routt Family had a vision during their lifetime of providing Caholic education in Jacksonville, and it was this vision that led to their planned gifts securing Routt's future. Others in recent years have followed in their footsteps-Mary Ursula Ryan and Dorothy Hodgson are just two examples. Their love for Routt led them to make substantial gifts through their estates. In doing so, their names will be forever associated with our beloved school's founding family.
Most people aren't in the position to make a substantial gift of assets during their lifetime. However, making a gift to Routt Catholic High School through your will could be your opportunity to make your gift of a lifetime. Also, it is easy to invest in the future success of Routt in your will. You can do this by stating that a specific amout will be paid to Routt Catholic High School, you can designate that Routt will receive a percentage of your estate, or you can specify that Routt will receive the remainder of the estate after other designations have been paid.
One of the greatest benefits of planning your estate is that it allows you to reduce the tax liability on your beneficiaries. It also gives you control over your assets, allowing you to provide for your family as well as providing for your favorite chaity or charities. Because the special circumstances of the various planned giving opportunities and the complexities of the laws governing them, please check with a lawyer or financial advisor before planning your estate. But don't avoid the process; this is the only way to assure your assets provide the most benefit to your family and, hopefully, to Routt Catholic High School as well.