Make the Impossible Possible in One Sentence

Remember University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in Your Will or Living Trust

What if all you had to do to ensure that University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy can be successful for years to come is to write a simple sentence? Sound impossible?

Securing the future of those we serve really is as simple as one sentence. By including a gift to University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in your will, you can support our mission tomorrow without giving away any of your assets today.

If you are ready to include a gift to University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in your will, contact Tom O’Keefe '64 at 313-927-2342 or Thomas.okeefe@uofdjesuit.org to get the suggested sentence to add to your will.

Including U of D Jesuit in your will is a popular gift to give because it is:

  • Affordable. The actual giving of your gift occurs after your lifetime, so your current income is not affected.
  • Flexible. Until your will goes into effect, you are free to alter your plans or change your mind.
  • Versatile. You can give a specific item, a set amount of money or a percentage of your estate. You can also make your gift contingent upon certain events.

How a Gift in Your Will Works

Your estate planning attorney can help you structure a gift so your loved ones will be taken care of first after you’re gone. He or she will include this sentence in a new will or living trust, or add it to existing documents through an amendment called a codicil. A popular option is to leave a percentage of what is left of your estate after other beneficiaries have received their share. This way, your gift remains proportionate to the size of your estate, no matter how it fluctuates.

Is Including a Gift in Your Will Right for You?

If you answer “yes” to any of the statements below, you’re ready to write University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy into your life’s story through your will.

  • You want the opportunity to guide decisions about the future ownership of your possessions and the legacy you leave behind.
  • You want to make sure your support of our work is still available after your lifetime.
  • You want to balance your generosity to us with an assurance that loved ones are taken care of first.
  • You want the flexibility to change your mind about your gift at any time.

How You Can Make a Difference

Every gift begins with an important question: How can I make a difference? If you have any questions about leaving a gift in your will to University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, please contact Tom O’Keefe '64 at 313-927-2342 or Thomas.okeefe@uofdjesuit.org.

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