Meet Our Donors
We thank all of our planned-gift donors for their generous support. Here are some of their stories.
Mimi O’Hagan, Eden Hall ’47 and Newton College ‘51
I believe a gift annuity is a glorious way of expressing admiration for 91st Street and at the same time one can benefit from an income for life. A number of years ago I decided to give the school some appreciated shares because the Sacred Heart education I had received helped mold me into the woman I am today and, for that I am deeply grateful. A gift annuity was an easy way to show my appreciation by giving shares that would be tax free, provide a predictable lifelong income, and help sustain the legacy of Sacred Heart education.
As financial challenges now present themselves more than ever I would suggest to anyone – particularly those who are thinking about retirement or life changing events – to evaluate the wisdom of a gift annuity to 91st Street. It is a way for the school to benefit as well as yourself…a win-win opportunity.
Jane Maggin, Manhattanville, ’65 and Parent, 91st Street, Class of 1987
Jane gave so much of herself to Sacred Heart while she was alive; it is only fitting that with her passing, 91st Street again gratefully benefits from Jane’s leadership, loyalty and philanthropy.
Early in her career Jane established an individual retirement account (IRA), which allowed her to receive income tax advantages and create savings for future purposes of her choosing. Ultimately, she decided that Sacred Heart would be a beneficiary of her IRA and shared with us her bequest intentions, becoming a member of the Acorn Society.
Sacred Heart has long been the home of extraordinary women who shared in St. Madeleine Sophie’s vision for educating the whole child. Jane’s service to our community and embodiment of our vision continues to be manifest through her generosity and foresight of estate planning.
“Sacred Heart education and philanthropy are two important elements of our family’s tradition,” says Alice Maggin, 91st Street Class of 1987, “My mother believed in giving back to the educators who helped her become such a successful and service-oriented woman.”
As a devoted Child of the Sacred Heart, Jane’s work here was unremitting. Our community continues to flourish, thanks to Jane and our generous donors and volunteers. Jane’s spirit is very much with us as we develop our future plans during the next phase of change and campus expansion at 91st Street.