Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Planned gifts offer the donor an effective way to participate in giving to Bishop McDevitt High School and, in many cases, when combined with cash gifts, provide an attractive way to increase donor commitment to the school. 

The following are examples of planned gift forms and the ways in which they will be treated at the school:

  • Bequests: All bequests received will be used at the discretion of the principal, unless otherwise requested and restricted by the donor.
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts/Life Income Gifts: Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts or Unitrusts will be credited to the school at 100% of the fair market value of the assets in the trust on the date of the gift.
  • Charitable Lead Trust: The school will be credited with the projected value of the income to be paid for the term of the trust.
  • Life Insurance: Policies irrevocably naming Bishop McDevitt High School as owner and beneficiary will be credited to the school in the amount of the cash surrender value and all premiums paid during the pledge period. The proceeds would not be subject to estate taxes and the premiums would be deductible for income tax purposes in the years in which they are paid.
  • Gifts of Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property: The school will be credited with 100% of the fair market value of the property as professionally valued. Gifts can consist of almost any type of property: personal or recreational residence, farm or ranch, commercial building, subdivision lots, underdeveloped property or a fractional interest in property. Assets may be given outright, may serve as the corpus of a trust arrangement, or (in the case of a personal residence) may be given with the right of lifetime tenancy by donor and/or spouse. Immediate partial charitable deduction is available to the donor.

In all cases, donors are advised to consult with their tax advisor to determine specific tax savings and/or the planned giving opportunity which best fits their particular need.

For further information, please contact Cheri Comasco, Director of Advancement, at 717- 236-7973 ext. 2133 or at

Heritage Society

Planned Gifts or Estate Plans

 The Heritage Society honors the individuals, who through their planned and estate gifts, have made a significant commitment to Bishop McDevitt Hgih School. The Society is grateful to those who endorse our heritage and traditions and who have provided philanthropic support to ensure future generations will enjoy the benefits of a McDevitt education.

Heritage Society Members

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Mary C. McCall ’36 +

Mary Oslay ’36 Zales

Rose M. Culhane ’37 +

Dorothy M. Reed ’38 +

Rev. George Koychick ‘40

Anne M. Gangi ’41 Thomas +

Marie B. Ellinger ’42 Balunis +

Frank J. Hinnenkamp ’42 and Mary Ann M. Campion ’47 Hinnenkamp

Patricia C. Breslin Lawn ’43

Stephen W. Lukacs ’44 +

Eileen M. Minnaugh ’45 Kief

Gregory A. ’46 and Juanita Brown +

Carolyn A. Schmidt ’46 Wallace +

Josephine C. Caloiero ’47 Barnes

Paul E. Wintergrass ’50

Elizabeth L. Byrne ’51 Powers +

Raymond F. ’53 and Jeannette A. Coccia ’51 Rodgers

Father John A. Acri ‘52

Deacon Jerome T. Foerster ’55

Mary Anne Bradley ’55 Foerster +

Joanne L. Keifer ’55

Mary V. Knackstedt ’58

Virginia M. Buser ’59 Filbey +

Celine A. Mallonee ’59

John T. ’60 and Eleanor Barrow ’61 Fogarty

Rudolph B. Gornik ’61

Thomas E. Perkins ‘63

James M. Davis ‘64

Elizabeth A. Welborn ’64

Carmen ’65 and Tonia Stivale ’73 Finestra

Robert A. ’65 and Linda M. Sansone ’66 Pugliese

Judith A. Gerace ’65 Stober +

Dr. Michael Fay ‘66

Chester and Patricia Thomas ’66 Hickey

Daniel P. Baker ’67

Deborah A. Juran ’67

Regina “Gigi” M. Luto ’67

Robert C. Grubic ’69

Paul E. Oppenheimer and Joanne M. Judge ’70

Linda M. Stilo ’70 Kozlowski

William A. Wallace ’71

Mary Toone ’72 Vieth

Thomas F. Burns ‘73

Jeff and Andrea M. Hartman ’81 Dietz

Kathryn L. Simok ’00 Hansbro

Barry Calhoun

Andrew G. Frankovic +

Lloyd E. Koons +

Mary Louise McDowell

Lori Shafaye

+ Deceased

Sincere gratitude is extended to our alumni, parents, grandparents and friends who have remembered Bishop McDevitt High School in their estate plan. Your generosity will secure the future of Bishop McDevitt High School. If you have named us in your estate plan and you do not see your name on the list, please contact Cheri Comasco at 717-236-7973 ext 2133 or email her at so we may list you with our current members.


Raymond ’53 and Jeanette Coccia ’51 Rodgers


“As graduates of Harrisburg Catholic/Bishop McDevitt, we are thankful for being taught those Basic Principles that have enabled us to travel through this Life’s Journey. To have received this special gift, we feel that it is only fitting that we give back to this wonderful School of Learning by including Bishop McDevitt as a bequest in our Estate Planning. We hope that many of our fellow graduates recognize the unique opportunity that they now have to show their gratitude to their Alma Mater, Bishop McDevitt, by doing the same!”