The 1946 Society is St. Thomas University’s way of recognizing our many alumni and friends who have provided for the University’s future by notifying us of intended bequests and by making life-income gifts to the University. It is named after the year St. Thomas was founded in Havana, Cuba, and represents the critical foundation these gifts provide to the University’s planning.

How to Join

The following types of commitments, confirmed in writing and subject to certain restrictions, qualify you for membership in The 1946 Society:

  • a bequest in your will or revocable trust;
  • a life-income gift that names St. Thomas as a remainder beneficiary, such as a charitable gift annuity;
  • a gift or assignment of qualified retirement plan assets, such as an IRA, 401(k) or 403(b).

If you have already included St. Thomas in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know. Your willingness to be listed as a member of The 1946 Society encourages others to follow your example. If you have not yet included St. Thomas in your plans and you would like to explore the best options for you and your family, do not hesitate to contact us.

As a member of The 1946 Society, you will receive a certificate of appreciation and invitations to University events – both public and private, including the annual 1946 Society Cocktail Reception. In addition to these small expressions of gratitude, we hope you will allow us to recognize you as a member of The 1946 Society in our annual donor recognition publication.