O'Dea High School

Planned Giving

There are many types of planned gifts, all with unique benefits for O’Dea and for the donor. Planned gifts ensure that our mission of educating young men and preparing them to live lives of character, faith, and service will be available to future generations of all who desire an O’Dea education.

Become a Member:

If you have included O’Dea High School in your will or other estate plan, or have the intent to do so, we would be honored to include you as a member of the O’Dea Legacy Society. Please contact Allie Thomas, Advancement Director, at athomas@odea.org or (206) 923-7540, to become a member. If you believe you should be on this list and do not see your name, please contact Allie Thomas.

By including a charitable bequest to O’Dea in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our educational mission for years to come.

Perhaps plan for your life insurance policy have changed. Life insurance is an easy way to make a gift to O’Dea that can also provide tax benefits to the donor. When the original purpose for a life insurance policy no longer applies—such as educating children now grown or providing financial security for a spouse—your policy can become a meaningful way to support our work.

One flexible and popular method of building a charitable legacy is through a bequest for O’Dea in your will. In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. The bequest can be a specific sum or a percentage of the balance of your estate.

For many of us, a retirement plan is one of our most important assets–built on hard work and stewardship. The balance of an IRA, 401(k), or other retirement account can be, however, an expensive asset to pass onto our heirs. Designate O’Dea as a beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement plan.