A planned gift to St. John’s enables you to make a lasting contribution to the school you love - a significant donation that will have an impact beyond your lifetime. Planned gifts and bequests provide the opportunity to make a difference at St. John’s while first providing for your financial security during your lifetime and for the needs of your family. Other types of planned gifts can provide the donor with lifetime income, while also helping them realize meaningful tax savings. We suggest you consult your attorney or financial advisor before making a planned gift of any type.

Join the De La Salle Legacy Society

Support for St. John’s arrives in many different ways, but members of the De La Salle Legacy Society are publicly recognized for having committed to the school through a distinct and significant form of giving.
By including St. John’s in your estate planning, you ensure the school’s future through an ultimate gift. Your gift may be designated for a particular fund, project or scholarship.
We can only thank you if you tell us of your plans. Once you have included St. John’s in your estate plan, we ask that you complete a member profile so that we can thank you and include you in the De La Salle Legacy Society. We hope your generosity will inspire others.

The Privileges of Membership

Your membership is our way of thanking you for your meaningful contribution to St. John’s through an estate gift. As a member, you will receive the De La Salle Legacy Newsletter and invitations to our annual luncheon and special events. More importantly, you will receive the satisfaction of making a lasting gift to the school and its future.

De La Salle Legacy Society Members Include:

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Anessi '52
Mr. John Aydinian '71
Mr. Paul J. De Marco '43
Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Donatelli '52
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Giacalone '55
Mrs. Helen Hellmuth*
Mr. Joseph M. and Dr. Mary Ellen Hrutka*
Mr. Paul E. Kennedy '63
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Miller '69
Rev. Raymond. C. O'Brien, Esq. '62
Mr. John T. Peak '63
Dr. and Mrs. Albert C. Pierce '62
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Scaggs '54
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Valanos*

*Parent of an SJC alumnus

For More Information

For more information about making an estate gift or the De La Salle Legacy Society, please contact Associate Director of Development Tom Veith at 202-364-0229 or tveith@stjohnschs.org.

Mary Ellen Hrutka, PhD, Parent 1991 and 1995, Trustee 2004-2013

My husband and I are grateful that our sons were able to attend St. John's College High School and be educated in the Lasallian tradition. I want to make it possible for other families to choose St. John's and enable their children to have the same opportunities in the future.

John Aydinian '71

I believe St. John's is at the top when it comes to the premier schools in our area. St. John's - the Christian Brothers and teachers - will always be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The De La Salle Legacy Society provides such a unique opportunity for me to thank all of them and continue the St. John's tradition.

Billy Scaggs '54

My wife and I have a soft spot for St. John's. We also see the advancement at St. John's in the curriculum and physical plant and understand that it takes money to keep these things going. As the nun teaching my fifth grade class said, "The only money you can take with you is the money you give to charity."