Heritage Society

The Franciscan Heritage Society recognizes individuals who have remembered Stritch in their estate plans or who have established endowed scholarships.


Regarding estate planning, the basic requirement for inclusion in the Franciscan Heritage Society is providing for the University through designating a specific provision in a will, creating a charitable remainder trust, purchasing a charitable gift annuity, assigning life insurance to the University or making it the policy beneficiary, donating property, or establishing a specific endowment.

Such foresight in most cases increases spendable income and/or reduces estate shrinkage through tax advantages. And it allows friends of Stritch to extend their influence beyond their lifetimes and enhance the quality education the University provides.

Endowed scholarships afford donors with unique naming opportunities, in addition to providing needed funding for deserving students.

If you have included Cardinal Stritch University in your estate plan, please let us know so that you may be appropriately recognized for your generosity.

Heritage Society members are entitled to many benefits, including luncheons, donor recognition events, and a complimentary course audit policy. Members also receive the "President's Update," a publication detailing upcoming events and Stritch news.

If you would like more information about the Franciscan Heritage Society, please contact Chris Lange, director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at (414) 410-4207 or cjlange@stritch.edu.