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A Shamrock Alumnus Give Back

A Shamrock Alumnus Give Back

Dr. Ernie Kaminski '74 has designated Saint Patrick High School as a beneficiary of his IRA. We recently caught up with Kaminski, who shared his reasons for giving back:

What inspired you to make a planned gift to St. Pat's?
The fundamentally sound education I received at St. Pat's built an academic foundation that contributed to the success I had in my college career (pharmacy and medical school). St. Pat's provided me with insight into the academic discipline one needs to succeed. As an alumnus and longtime supporter of St. Pat's mission (initially as a member of the Institutional Advancement Committee and now as a Board Member) I have come to the realization of the importance of giving back to the school and community.

Why did you choose this particular type of planned gift?
Including St. Pat's as an IRA beneficiary simplified the process of providing for the school's future. All that was required was a simple form from my IRA manager with no additional legal expenses or time meeting with an attorney. This route also simplifies the process for St. Pat's to receive the support.

What was the goal of making your planned gift?
Educational costs have risen, making financial support crucial for non-tax supported schools like St. Pat's. The goal of my planned gift was to help provide the same quality educational experience I benefited from for the next generation.

For information on how to follow in Kaminski's footsteps and designate St. Pat's as a beneficiary of your IRA, contact Director of Institutional Advancement Gary D. Santella '72, JD, at gsantella@stpatrick.org


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