Bequests, Securities and Real Estate

For more information on how you can create a planned gift to benefit West Catholic Preparatory High School please contact:

Director of Institutional Advancement
Andrew Brady '02


Making a gift through your will is the easiest way to create a legacy at West Catholic. Bequests cost nothing now and may be changed at any time. If you are considering naming West Catholic in your will, please consider the following sample bequest language:

“I, (name), of (city, state, zip), give, devise, and bequest the sum of (specific amount or percentage of the estate or description of property) to West Catholic Preparatory High School 4501 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, Pa 19139).”

Stocks and other securities

Giving appreciated securities is a tax-wise way for you to support West Catholic. When you donate securities held longer than one year, you deduct the full fair market value, regardless of what was originally paid for them. You also avoid paying capital gains tax.

Real Estate

You can contribute an entire property or a fractional interest in real estate to West Catholic. Gifts of real estate are subject to a review and approval prior to acceptance. If you are contemplating a real estate gift, you may consider an outright gift or Life Estate. A Life Estate allows you to make a gift now while retaining use of the property for life.

Some of the greatest opportunities to make significant charitable contributions occur as you are making other major business, personal, and financial decisions. In each of these situations, planned giving represents an opportunity to include West Catholic in the overall plan for achieving important business and personal goals.