The Catherine Burke Society (formerly known as the Founders Society, established in 1990) acknowledges and celebrates alumni and friends who demonstrate their deep commitment to Regis by including the university in their estate plans or as the beneficiary of a planned gift.

Because the school realizes these gifts after the life of the donor, Regis established the Catherine Burke Society in order to honor and thank prospective donors during their lifetimes. Types of planned gifts include:

  • Making a provision for Regis College in your will or revocable trust.
  • Establishing a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity to benefit Regis College.
  • Designating Regis College as the beneficiary of an IRA, Keogh, or other qualified retirement plan assets.
  • Naming Regis College as the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

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Leigh Alogna DuffWhen Leigh Alogna Duff ’69 celebrated her 50th Reunion in 2019, she and her husband William knew they wanted to make a special gift to Regis. Through the Catherine Burke Society, they made an impactful gift that will leave a legacy for decades to come. Here, the couple talks about why it was important to them to support Regis with a planned gift in memory of a former Regis president. Read full Q&A.





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