Planned Giving

Whether you graduated from Le Moyne, are interested in a particular program, or believe strongly in providing our students with the best education possible, your connection to the College is unique and personal. I'd like you to know how you can honor your relationship with the College: you can make a bequest through your will or trust, or name the college as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan. Bequests provide the easiest way to support the things you love at Le Moyne. Among the benefits of making a bequest:

1. You may direct your bequest to a specific program or purpose.
2. Your bequest may reduce your estate tax.
3. You will become a member of the Black Robe Society, a special group of the College's supporters who have remembered Le Moyne in their estate plans or completed a life payment gift.

I'm here to help you make a meaningful gift that lasts. My contact information is on this page, along with some basic information regarding having Le Moyne in your estate. You can also use the calculator below to create customized illustrations that show the benefits and impacts of a potential gift.

Best wishes,

Bill Brower
VP, Communications & Advancement

Quick Information

Sample Bequest Language:

“I give to Le Moyne College, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Syracuse, New York, $________ or (specific asset) or _____% of my estate to be used for the following purpose: _________.

Tax ID#: (15-0545841)

Contact Information for Executors:
Kate Cogswell '85, J.D.
Phone: (315) 445-6124

The Black Robe Society memorializes Father Simon Le Moyne as an ambassador of peace and a person of faith, vision and courage. Members of the Society have set up legacy gifts that will support the College of tomorrow, ensuring that the work of the "Black Robe" will thrive in perpetuity. We hope that you will consider setting up a legacy gift for Le Moyne. Le Moyne College is appreciative of the Black Robe Society Members listed below:

Drs. Carolyn and W. Louis Bashaw
David L. Beecher '79
Richard P. Bell '97 +
James J. Bencivenga '69
Edward J. Bernat and
Angela Uva Bernat '67, M.B.A. '95
Hon. J. Timothy Breen '70
M. James Burke '60
Maura E. Burtis '85
Joseph N. Cappella '69 and Elena Galbo Cappella '69
Marilyn T. and R. David Carhart '52 +
Anthony '69 and Carolyn '69 Cimino
Anne M. Coffey '69
Winifred E. Coleman '54+
Richard S. Corriero '63 and Suzanne M. Corriero '63
Ann E. Coyer '61
W. Carroll Coyne
General John T. Coyne U.S.M.C.R. '59
and Rosemary D. Coyne
Daniel F. Crough J.D. '57 and Domenica Cappadozy Crough '58
Michael M. Crough '63 and Elaine Ballard Crough '63
Dr. Edwin T. Dailey '64 +
Julius E. Deuble '53
William J. Drescher Sr.
Anita Downs Dunn '70
Jane E. Fallon
Dena C. Feeney '60
William E. Frank, M.D. '57
Gustav J. Gaertner
John J. Geheran '76
Theodore D. Gordon
G. Edward Grant '51 and Jane Grant
Joseph R. Hanna '61
Rev. Dennis J. Hayes
Robert D. Holl '57 +
Thomas M. Kelly '62 and Ann Hanratty Kelly '63
Sarah Raichelson Klein '95 and Lawrence Klein
William F. Krupinski '65
Joseph J. Lawton, Jr.
Donald M. Lazzaro '60 and Margaret Q. Kennedy
Vincent A. Lobisco '59
Edward R. Loos '68
Michael D. Madden '71
Paul Mallon '54 and Doris Mallon
James J. Malvaso '72 and Catherine Crawford Malvaso
William Mirabito '82 and Karen Poe Mirabito '82
John Miterko '68 and Kathleen Miterko
Robert and Catherine McDevitt
Joseph L. McDonald '60
James M. McGrath '62 +
Patricia M. Melby
Mary Mitchell '63
William E. Moore, Jr. '51 +
John J. Murphy, Jr. +
Ronald Naumann '55 and Kay Naumann
John A. Neary '52
Dr. M. Janice Nelson
F. Ted O'Hara '66
Dr. Harriet Louise O'Leary +
Peter O'Neill '69 and Anne O'Neill
Thelma Nevins +
Michael W. Pakenas '78
Anne M. Palony '65
Jaroslaw Pikolycky '68
Dr. Theresa P. Pretlow '61 and Dr. Thomas G. Pretlow II
C. Bernard Quinn '51 + and Margaret M. Quinn
W. Kathleen Reid '62
Catherine E. Reilly '51 +
David R. Reynolds +
Richard Ringwood '54
Susan D. Ross '63 and Peter T. Ross
Nancy G. Ryder '87
Francis S. '64 and Marguerite Sanzone
Frances Morrison Scott '54
Gerard W. Sheridan '67
Carol F. Smith '54
J. Theodore Smith '85
Margaret C. Snyder
Judith N. Thelen '59
Terrence M. Tormey, CLU, ChFC '84
Philip A. Trela, Jr. '82
Rev. Richard G. Tucker '51
Robert C. Tyo
Fredrick M. Valerino Sr. '51
Michael L. Villeneuve '72
Mr. John B. Vita '54 and Mrs. Mary M. Vita
Therese M. Vita '85
Claire Keough Ward '78
John W. Wheeler '64
Robert Wilson '53
Timothy J. Wilson '89 and Lee Wilson
Juliette L. Wohlrab, M.D. '91
Robert A. Young '65
Angela M. Zeppetello '69
Mary Ann Dussing Zimmerman '57 and Charles Zimmerman
Le Moyne College thanks you for your interest in the Black Robe Society. If Le Moyne College is in your estate, please download our membership form.
Download Membership Form
Completing this form will allow the College to recognize your generosity and to better plan for the future of the College. Upon completion of this form, it can either be mailed to Le Moyne College or emailed to:

If you would like someone to contact you regarding Planned Giving options or for more information on the Black Robe Society, please complete and mail or email the reply card found.
Download Reply Card

As used in planned giving, refers to the factors used to calculate the value of lifetime payments to individuals or organizations.
Appreciated Property
Securities, artwork, real estate, or any other property that has risen in value since the donor acquired it. Generally, appreciated property may be donated to Le Moyne College at full fair market value with no capital gains cost.
A contractual arrangement to pay a fixed sum of money to an individual at regular intervals. The charitable gift annuity is a gift to Le Moyne College that secures a fixed lifetime income to the donor and/or another individual.
Adjusted Gross Income (“AGI”)
The sum of an individual’s taxable income for the year – the total at the bottom of the first page of the 1040. Individuals may deduct charitable cash contributions up to 50% of AGI; they may deduct gifts of appreciated securities and appreciated property up to 30% of AGI.
An assessment of the value of a piece of property. Donors contributing real or tangible personal property (art, books, collectibles, etc.) to Le Moyne College must secure an independent appraisal of the property to substantiate the value they claim as a charitable deduction.
The donor’s purchase price for an asset. Mrs. Quinn bought stock for $100 per share and sold it for $175. Her cost basis in the stock is $100 per share.
The recipient of a bequest from a will or a distribution from a trust.
A transfer of property to an individual or organization under a will.
Capital Gains Tax
A federal tax on the appreciation in an asset between its purchase and sale prices.
Cost Basis
See Basis.
Endowment Fund
The permanently held capital of a College such as Le Moyne College, used to support ongoing projects and meet institutional opportunities.
Estate Tax
A federal tax on the value of the property held by an individual at his death (it’s paid by the estate, not the recipients of the bequests). In contrast , state inheritance tax is applied to the value of bequests passing to beneficiaries; it is also paid by the estate before the distributions are made.
The person named in a will to administer the estate.
Fair Market Value
The price that an object of property would bring on the open market.
The individual transferring property into a trust.
Income Interest
In a trust, the right to receive income payments for lifetime or a term of years.
K-1 (also W-2)
The IRS forms that Le Moyne College sends its life income gift participants noting the income paid them by their planned gifts during the tax year.
Life Income Gift
A planned gift that pays income to the donor and/or other beneficiaries for lifetime, then distributes the remainder to Le Moyne College.
Personal Property
Securities, artwork, business interests and other items of property – as opposed to real property, used in planned giving to refer to land and the structures built on it.
In a trust, the portion of the principal left after the income interest has been paid to the beneficiary(ies). A charitable remainder trust pays income to the donor or other individuals and then passes its remainder to Le Moyne College.
A legal term for the individual or organization who receives the trust principal after the income interest has been satisfied.
The individual making the will.
A transfer of property by the grantor to the care of an individual or organization, for the benefit of the grantor or others.
An individual or organization carrying out the wishes of the person who established the trust, paying income to the beneficiaries and preserving the principal for ultimate distribuition.