oct_library_03Recently Christendom benefactors have become more interested in planned giving to the College, particularly in charitable gift annuities. In the past few years alone, Christendom has written more than $1 million in annuity contracts. This phenomenon is most welcome, as planned gifts are the means by which the College will increase its building endowment.

The building endowment becomes more important with each passing year. As the ‘square foot space under roof’ on campus increases, Director of Operations Mike Foeckler, ‘85, and his dedicated staff have seen a proportionate increase in the manpower and resources needed to maintain, repair, upgrade, and beautify Christendom’s buildings and grounds.

In the fall, the St. John the Evangelist library will open and add 40,000 sq. feet of ‘space under roof’ to the already complex array of academic, residential, spiritual, administrative, and recreational facilities on the Front Royal campus. In anticipation of this, the College administration is working to increase planned giving to the building endowment.

If you are making estate plans and are concerned about the future of Catholic higher education, please visit Christendom’s new planned giving site or contact VP for Development John F. Ciskanik at ciskanik@christendom.edu.

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