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In 2017, our Chapter unveiled a new planned giving program to support our mission and programs. Planned giving is an important aspect of our overall fund raising strategic plan and provides a simple solution for our long-time donors to assist the students of tomorrow through their estate, IRA or insurance policies.

Pictured above left to right: Chapter Executive Director Carl Mistretta and Development Director Jack Barrett welcoming Chapter President Bobby Hendel long-time supporter John Rothberg to the inaugural class. The parents of Michael Finnegan, Beverly & Frank Finnegan and Michael’s wife, Erin Finnegan with her beautiful family, also joined the inaugural class. The Finnegan Foundation is a Founding Partner of our Chapter.

“Members of The Society of 1457 are our most ardent supporters and community leaders demonstrating through generosity how to ensure our growth for years to come,” said Chapter Executive Director Carl Mistretta. “Planned giving will be our most important fundraising component to help develop the future leaders of Palm Beach County.”

Most people do not realize that mandatory IRA distributions at age 70½ and older can be donated tax free to charity. Donors can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that they are contributing to a worthy cause while effectively lowering their tax bill.

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about joining the Society of 1457.