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Creating Your Legacy at Marquette

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The St. Ignatius Legacy Society was established to recognize and honor benefactors who have created personal legacies at Marquette through an estate provision or planned gift. These individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the future of the university through gifts that preserve the tradition of excellence at Marquette.

The generosity of St. Ignatius Legacy Society members makes an enduring imprint on the university and serves as a profound vote of confidence in Marquette’s mission of educating men and women for others. These philanthropic leaders also serve as examples to others who are considering making planned gifts to Marquette.

A planned gift presents an extraordinary opportunity to honor a loved one, an inspiring professor or a field of study that has made an impact on your life. You can create a legacy that takes into account your family needs, reflects your values and gives back to future generations.

In addition to being personally acknowledged and recognized for their generosity, members of the St. Ignatius Legacy Society are invited to Marquette’s annual fall Mass and brunch and receive our planned giving newsletter.


In his early adulthood, St. Ignatius and six close companions banded together to become "friends in the Lord" — an association that became the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. Because they viewed education as a critical means for helping others develop meaningful lives in the service of God, the Jesuits established their first school in 1548. More than 450 years later, Marquette is proud to continue this Jesuit tradition by educating and guiding our students in the meaningful pursuit of excellence, faith, leadership and service.

Interested in learning more about the benefits of joining the St. Ignatius Legacy Society? Click here to download a copy of our brochure.

St. Ignatius Legacy Society Membership Form

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Kathryn Hofman, J.D.
Senior Director of Development, Planned Giving
Phone (414) 288-0396


Jennifer Niespodziani
Donor Relations Officer
Phone (414) 288-1506

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Marquette University has a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status; our federal tax ID number is 39-0806251.