Gift Planning

Support La Salle with a Planned Gift

Young people need good teachers, like visible angels.
-St. John Baptist de La Salle

As a Lasallian university in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers, La Salle promotes excellence in teaching and scholarship, demonstrates respect for each person, nurtures mentoring relationships, and encourages authentic community.

Much of the good that happens at La Salle University can be traced to people who care enough to invest themselves and their resources in its mission. A Lasallian education, steeped in the traditions of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, becomes a reality for so many because of generous donors.

Today more than ever, PLANNED GIFTS are an opportunity for alumni and friends to create a lasting impact on La Salle and the next generation of students as we prepare men and women to live in and make their own contributions to their communities. Many of our students depend on scholarship support to achieve their dream of a degree from La Salle University. You have the extraordinary power to extend your support through your estate and financial plans. When you give in this way, you will also be welcomed as a member of our Blue and Gold Legacy Society.

Planned gifts are the vehicles by which many families, after taking care of their loved ones, can create meaningful legacies for themselves while simultaneously enriching the lives of others. Making a PLANNED GIFT can be simple, and it is a form of giving that anyone can do, regardless of means.

Ways to Make your Planned Gift

We hope you will consider supporting La Salle University with a planned gift in one of these creative ways:

  • Name La Salle University in your Will or Trust.
  • Establish a planned gift that allows lifetime income for you or your spouse. Two forms are:
    • Charitable Gift Annuities
    • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Give a Life Insurance Policy to La Salle University.
  • Name La Salle University in your Retirement Plan.
  • Create a permanent Endowed Fund that will benefit La Salle and its students through a scholarship, a particular field of academic study, or an enhanced student program or activity.

We hope you find this information helpful as you learn more about supporting La Salle in a way that works for you. We always are here to help answer any questions and talk with you about more ways to establish a lasting legacy at La Salle University.

For more information, please contact James Barrett at or 215.951.1880.

On October 11, 2014, on the banks of the Schuylkill River, family and members of the women’s rowing team gather around the newly christened Joseph D. McNamara, ’56 shell. The shell was made possible by a planned gift bequest from Mr. McNamara.