Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special with a Future Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Saint Joseph’s University, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

An Example of How It Works

Father and daughter smiling When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising Saint Joseph’s for its tireless efforts to better his community.

Sarah decided to make a gift to Saint Joseph’s in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at Saint Joseph’s thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Action Steps

  1. Contact Gift Planning at (610) 660-1968 or giftplanning@sju.edu for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Saint Joseph’s.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to Saint Joseph’s through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Saint Joseph's University - Attn: Office of University Advancement
Address: 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Federal Tax ID Number: #23-1352674