Gratitude for Estate Giving

Heritage Society 2021-2022
Gonzaga is truly grateful for all who give.

July 20, 2022
University Advancement
Gonzaga is honored and grateful to have received estate gifts between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022, from the following alumni and friends who were inspired to leave a legacy and have an impact on the following areas:

Academic Programs

  • Melanie A. Homan (’67) provided a gift from her trust for the Gonzaga in Florence Discretionary Fund/Legacy Fund in honor of her Florence experience.

General Support

  • An unrestricted gift was made from the late Henry L. Day’s donor advised fund in support of the Fund for Gonzaga.
  • A bequest in support of Gonzaga’s mission was received from Cathy Elting (‘58) on behalf of her late husband, Jim, by way of the Elting Family Trust.
  • R. Bruce Hankins (’62) made a gift in support of the University’s greatest needs by listing Gonzaga as a beneficiary of his life insurance policy.
  • Dolly M. Ito (’51) made an unrestricted gift from her will, which was added to the Fund for Gonzaga.
  • Gregory P. Ruff (’81) made his ultimate gift for the benefit of Gonzaga University as a residual beneficiary of his estate.

Scholarships – Endowed

  • Hilario (Larry) J. Arguinchona made Gonzaga the beneficiary of his IRA for the benefit of the Tony Arguinchona Memorial Endowed Scholarship fund.
  • The remainder of a charitable gift annuity established by Robert W. Bratton was added to the Lawrence F. ('27 and '29), Kathleen Connolly and Aileen Connolly Bratton Scholarship for students with financial need.
  • By listing Gonzaga as a beneficiary of his retirement account and life insurance policy, Richard J. DeBlieck made a gift in support of the Richard J. DeBlieck Endowed Scholarship for students majoring in biology and biochemistry.
  • Through a provision in his trust, Kevin J. Kenneally (’72) made his ultimate gift in support of the Fr. Donald Davis, S.J., Endowed Scholarship, the Dr. James G. McGivern Engineering Endowed Scholarship and the California Endowed Scholarship.
  • In honor of his good friend, Joseph M. Lynch (’57) made a gift from his living trust in support of the C. Maya Lit Art Endowed Scholarship for art majors.
  • Kenneth K. Tai (’74) left a gift in his will for the Hiki No Endowed Scholarship which provides athletic scholarships for men’s and women’s golf.
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