“My experiences at the Widger School of Law—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 the Widger School of Law, individuals 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 Widger School of Law for any designated purpose. Through bequests, life-income gifts and the transfer of assets, alumni and friends of the Widger School of Law 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 through your will or estate plan to the Widger School of Law that will one day benefit future Widger School of Law students, 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 Fr. Peter Donohue, OSA
- Distinctive membership pin to identify your generosity to others
For more information about supporting the Widger School of Law in your will or estate plan, please contact Elizabeth H. Smith ’12, Associate Director of Development for Major Gifts, at 610-519-6409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the ways to give and save through planned giving, click here.