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Legacy Giving

Your example, even more than your words, will be an eloquent lesson to the world.
Leave a lasting legacy today by including Sacred Heart Schools in your Trust or Will and become a Tower Legacy Society member so we may celebrate you and your generosity now. By including Sacred Heart Schools (SHS) in your estate you demonstrate your belief in its mission and your desire to safeguard its future. What a wonderful legacy.


We are honored to recognize your thoughtfulness through the Tower Legacy Society, whose members make a promise to the next generation through their estates or other planned giving options. Members are invited to special events and are recognized in the school’s annual report. More importantly Tower Legacy members help advance the mission of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton for generations to come. Including a bequest as your legacy to Sacred Heart in your will or revocable trust enables you to support our mission and make a difference in the lives of future generations.
A legacy gift may be as simple as a bequest in your will, or you may list SHS as a beneficiary of your IRA or life insurance policy. There are also vehicles that will allow you make a gift today and receive income for life. 
Including Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton in your Will or Revocable Trust can be arranged easily, does not change your current lifestyle, and can be modified easily for life circumstances or changes.  If a bequest is something you are considering, please:
  • -Indicate a specific amount or a percentage of the remaining balance of your estate or trust
  • -Make your bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific area of interest
    -Tell us about your planned gift 
  • -Be sure to consult your financial or estate planner


The 1898 Society recognizes individuals, families, and organizations whose overall contributions to SHS culminate in $100,000 or more. Members of the 1898 Society make a powerful statement about the value of a Sacred Heart education, and, both individually and collectively, have a significant impact on the school's ability to offer an outstanding education rooted in scholarship and values.

We gratefully acknowledge and honor our 1898 Society members at an annual dinner hosted by the Director of Schools and showcasing new and innovative Sacred Heart programs. Additionally, members may receive special invitations to events throughout the year and are recognized in the school's annual report.

To learn more about our institutional priorities and critical fundraising needs, please contact

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  • Photo of Joanne Messing

    Joanne Messing 

    Director of Institutional Advancement
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12