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Frank H. Stapleton Jr.Frank H. Stapleton Jr.
When deciding to make a legacy gift to Regis University, Army veteran Frank H. Stapleton Jr. says honoring his parents, who made sacrifices so he could afford an education, was the most important thing to him.



Margaret CloonanMargaret Cloonan, LHC '52
Margaret Cloonan, LHC '52, loved the city of Denver and planted roots here in college. Her love of learning lead her to make a gift to Regis so others could have the same opportunity to start their journeys in Denver.



Tim LewisTim Lewis, RC ’13
When your heart is grateful, your actions will show it. That’s why Tim Lewis, RC ’13 is taking action today to help future generations of students learn and grow at Regis like he did.  




Monique and Ben SchaferMonique and Ben Schafer
To Ben and Monique (Orthober) Schafer, the Regis experience is more than just schooling. The 2006 Regis graduates met and fell in love at the University. Today Ben serves as the director of sales for a local technology and manufacturing company and Monique is a software consultant implementing Workday.  



OttFloyd Ott and Janet Houser, Ph.D.
Nearly 15 years ago, Janet Houser began working at Regis and hasn't looked back. Originally from Kansas, Janet was introduced to Regis University shortly after moving to Colorado to finish her Ph.D. She was invited to deliver several guest lectures on campus and ultimately fell in love with the idea of "igniting the light of the mind." 



GamblePhilip, CPS ’04, and Theresa, CPS ’06, Gamble 
Looking to modernize his professional skills, Phil, a systems engineer at a global aerospace and defense company, completed his Masters of Science in Computer Information Technology in 2004 after more than 20 years in information technology, while Teri, an executive assistant at a private equity firm in downtown Denver, fulfilled a personal accomplishment and professional goal by finishing her undergraduate degree in business administration in 2006.


PatrickGive the Gift of a Jesuit Education
Regis University gave Dr. Patrick Maher, RC '77, the necessary skills to launch a successful career in general surgery and taught him how to look beyond personal achievement to focus on helping others succeed. During his time on campus, he worked as an emergency aid assistant under a Denver-area doctor and was an assistant teacher for two courses. 



BrockwayGiving Back to the Institution
To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and give back to the institution that made such an impact on their lives, Ronald S. and Mary Brockway chose to create a Regis legacy. Having taught at Regis, Ronald full-time and Mary part-time, they have been deeply influenced by Regis' commitment to providing a quality education for the leaders of tomorrow. 


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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Regis University a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

I, <Name of Donor>, of <City/State/Zip>, give, devise and bequeath to Regis University, Denver, Colorado <written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property> for its unrestricted use and purpose. Regis University Federal Tax ID# is 84-0402707.
To honor your intentions, please inform Regis University of your estate provision.

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Regis or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property, or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Regis as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Regis as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Regis where you agree to make a gift to Regis and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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