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Shanahan Legacy Society

Shanahan Legacy Society

The task of ensuring Shanahan's future rests with those who invest in the school with a vision for tomorrow. Planned giving is a way to leave a lasting legacy of support for the school. There are many vehicles to make a planned gift, all of which provide their own opportunities and advantages for you and Shanahan.

​“Deciding to become a member of The Shanahan Legacy Society was an easy decision for me. As a graduate and now as a teacher at Shanahan, I have had the opportunity to see the necessity of teaching the values and character that are an integral part of a Catholic school education. If I can provide that opportunity to only one child whose family otherwise would not have had the resources, I will have made an investment in the future of our Church and the world.” 
​Kathleen Capriotti '75, P '06

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Bishop Shanahan High School has provided a Catholic education to families in Chester County for over 60 years. You can help to sustain this rich tradition by making a legacy gift. The simple act of completing a form that informs Bishop Shanahan High School of a planned gift to BSHS qualifies you as a distinguished member of this group. It ensures your continuing support of Bishop Shanahan, its mission and its programs, in perpetuity.

Secure the Future

Your gift is a powerful investment that secures the future. The Shanahan Legacy Society makes it simple for you to leave a legacy at Bishop Shanahan High School, enjoy the benefits that come with planned gifts and ensure a secure future for the school.


Most popular form of planned giving
Include in your will and/or trusts: “I give __% or $__ or the remainder of my estate to BSHS"

Retirement Assets

A gift from your IRA, 401K, 403 B, or pension is generally tax-free if gifted directly to charity -​ and generally taxable when gifted to heirs

Charitable Gift Annuities

Transfer cash or marketable securities to Bishop Shanahan and benefit from a current income tax deduction

Life Insurance

Donor names BSHS as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an existing policy; or donates a fully paid policy naming BSHS as the policy owner and beneficiary
Sustain your legacy by becoming a member of the Shanahan Legacy Society and invest in the future of Catholic Education. If you have already made provisions for Bishop Shanahan High School in your estate plans, please contact Trish Kyle, Director of Advancement, at 610-343-6255 or  Your name will be added to the list of loyal benefactors of cherished alumni, parents and friends who live in perpetuity in Shanahan prayers and the Annual Report. Shanahan Society members also receive invitations to special annual events such as The President's Society Social, Fall Musical Performances, and more.