Gift and Estate Planning

Stephen D. Ford '73

“My experiences at Villanova Law School—especially with Deans Reuschlein and O’Brien, the faculty, and my classmates—impressed upon me that hard work would pay dividends. As a recipient of financial support as a law student, it was only fitting that I give back in a way that enables others to pursue their dreams.”

Stephen D. Ford ’73
Benefactor, Stephen D. '73 & Mary C. Ford Scholarship
Member, 1842 Heritage Society

Through a planned gift to Villanova University or the Charles Widger School of Law, individuals can create a legacy for themselves or their family, or in honor of a loved one. Planned gifts can be directed to support a specific program or used to establish endowed funds that will provide perpetual support to the School of Law for a designated purpose. Through bequests, life-income gifts and the transfer of assets, alumni and friends of the Law School ensure that we have the financial resources to meet our current goals and the ability to support them over time. Planned gifts can also be a way for individuals to protect or increase their wealth, or transfer their assets to family members while reducing their tax burden.

If your plans include a gift to Villanova through your will or estate plan, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generous commitment and welcome you to the 1842 Heritage Society. The 1842 Heritage Society recognizes those who support Villanova through planned gifts. Benefits include:

  •  Recognition in Villanova University publications
  •  Invitations to special events
  •  Personal communications from the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD
  •  Distinctive membership pin to identify your generosity to others

For more information about supporting Villanova in your will or estate plan, please contact Stephen Grourke, CAP®, CFRE, Executive Director of Gift and Estate Planning at stephen.grourke@villanova.edu or 610-519-3587. 

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