You can make a difference in your parish or school during your lifetime by providing a gift that lasts forever.

Planned giving donors have historically provided many essential resources that have enabled Church of the Magdalen to help underwrite many improvement projects through the years and to establish endowments. Capitalizing upon that visionary tradition, the St. Mary Magdalen Society was officially created on July 22, 2016, the feast day of our patroness, under the direction of the pastor, Father W. Shawn McKnight, S.T.D. The purpose of the Society will be to recognize and honor those families and individuals who have provided for Church of the Magdalen Parish and all its ministries, including the school, through a planned gift.

Planned Giving Brochure

St. Mary Magdalen Society Members

Tom & Toni Simon

Toni and Tom Simon have been members of Magdalen for over 36 years. They have five children  and fifteen grandchildren.

Toni is involved with the Church in many ways.  She is currently the Vice-President of the Altar Society, a participant in the Tuesday morning Scripture Study Class, a member of the Liturgy and Devotion Committee as well as on the sub-committee for Church improvement. Tom is a member of the Parish Finance Council, the Planned Giving Committee and an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Their faces are known to many around Magdalen and the stewardship they demonstrate in their everyday is appreciated by all.

Veronica Hill

Veronica has been a parishioner at Church of the Magdalen since 2012, shortly after she joined the Church.

Why did you remember Magdalen in your estate plan?

After I joined the Catholic Church in college, Magdalen was my first spiritual home. In addition to my tithe, I wanted to begin finding ways to contribute to Magdalen… to build up God’s Kingdom here in our community. I began volunteering on the communications board and when I got a letter from the newly formed St. Mary Magdalen Society, I knew I wanted to sign up. As a young professional, I don’t have much wealth to give. “Planned giving” seemed a little out of my league, but on the form they provided several suggestions that did not require much work. So in short, I remembered Magdalen in my estate plan because I love this parish and it was not difficult to do so.

The West Family

Why did you remember Magdalen in your estate plan?

We feel we can make a lasting difference by tithing from our estate assets, just as we would from our regular income. Stewardship is one of the most important parts of our parish life, and this is a great way for us to make a contribution that will extend past our lifetimes.

Additionally, we want to give our children one final, significant sign of the importance of tithing and of our gratitude to Magdalen for providing them an outstanding Catholic education. We feel that making a planned gift is a great way to accomplish this, while also helping to provide for the future of the parish.

Thank You

Thank you to all of the St. Mary Magdalen Society members. You have and continue to play a critical role in ensuring that our parish can maintain and grow its presence in our changing community.

For those who are not yet members of the Society, but have already included Church of the Magdalen in your will, trust or estate plan, or have named the parish or school as the beneficiary of an annuity or life insurance policy, please let us know – we would like to welcome you to the St. Mary Magdalen Society. If you are considering a planned gift or simply interested in learning more about planned giving, the Society and its mission, please give us a call. We would be pleased to respond and assist.