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Touching the Future Through Planned Giving 

Planned gifts are one of the most meaningful ways to support Seton Hall Law. By making a deferred or estate gift, you can positively impact the lives of tomorrow’s law students and help ensure that Seton Hall Law remains a highly respected law school into the future. As with other giving opportunities, a planned gift allows you to choose what you want to support—student scholarships, faculty research, practical learning opportunities, or whatever is most needed at the time. You also can use your gift to honor a beloved member of the Seton Hall Law community, if that is your desire.

boozang_kathleen_sm6For Associate Dean Kathleen M. Boozang, her planned gift is allowing her to honor the memory of Professor Andrea Catania by supporting the chair that will carry Professor Catania’s name. 

“Andrea Catania epitomized for me all the qualities of the best human being, lawyer, and teacher,” said Dean Boozang. “My gift to Seton Hall honors who she was, and all she gave to the Law School. I know the holder of the chair we name in her honor will carry on her spirit, intellectualism, and generosity.”

TerryConnorTerry Connor ’67, similarly, has included Seton Hall Law in his will to support the scholarship created in memory of Professor Gerard Carey.

"I particularly appreciated the good will, training, and friendship from Gerry Carey while I was at Seton Hall Law and beyond,” said Mr. Connor, a partner at Hunton &Williams, Miami, FL. “To be able to contribute to a scholarship fund in his name that will help someone coming up behind us is a real opportunity to say, ‘Thanks.’ I would not have had the rewarding career I have enjoyed without the excellent training I received at Seton Hall Law.”

BernieHartnettBernard M. Hartnett, ’55, a member of the Law School’s Board of Visitors, decided to  make a planned gift to express his gratitude for a successful career in the law and in appreciation of the fond memories he has both as a student and adjunct faculty member at Seton Hall Law.

“The education I received at Seton Hall Law really was the foundation for building a very gratifying career in the law,” said Mr. Hartnett. “It was, and continues to be, a place that is dedicated to its students and their success. I also taught labor law there for 12 years. It was a lot of fun.”

gengaro_nicholas_smFor Father Nicholas Gengaro, the Law School’s Chaplain, a planned gift is a way to support a community he is grateful to be a part of, to contribute more than he would otherwise be able to give, and to live out the practice of focusing on what is right and admirable as conveyed in one of his favorite passages from St. Paul, Philippians 4: 4-9.

 “Seton Hall Law is a terrific institution that provides lawyers to our society, and to New Jersey in particular, who have had exposure to Catholic ideals," noted Father Nicholas. "We are fulfilling the vision of our founder, Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley, who is regarded as an intellectual light of the 19th  century Catholic Church in the U.S.  He wanted to foster first-rate education at the highest levels of academe. I have been honored and humbled to serve as Chaplain here for 11 years now. I feel a part of every aspect of the school and I believe in it and its vision of a legal education. I’m not wealthy, but through a planned gift I can make a more sizable gift, one that can make a difference.”

Planned gifts can be made in a number of different ways based on your particular desires and circumstances. Included among those options are: 

Bequests
A bequest made in a will is the simplest type of planned gift. It can be a specific amount of money, property, or a percentage of the estate.

Beneficiary Designations
You can designate Seton Hall Law as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy, IRA, or other investment account.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
You can transfer cash, securities or other appreciated property into a trust, which makes fixed annual payments to you or to anyone else you name. When the trust ends, the principal passes to Seton Hall Law.

Life Income Annuities
You can transfer cash or securities to Seton Hall, which pays you or up to two designees a fixed payment for life. When the contract ends, the principal passes to Seton Hall Law.

For more information on these and other planed giving opportunities that can benefit Seton Hall Law School and your estate through careful planning, please call the Law School’s Office of Alumni & Development at 973-642-8711.