“I often tell guests that Kilian’s career is the embodiment of the Collegeville Institute in one black-habited frame: ecumenist, theologian, and poet,” said Don Ottenhoff in his farewell report to the Board of Directors in May 2021. On September 16, 2021, Father Kilian McDonnell, OSB, who founded the Collegeville Institute 54 years ago, celebrated 100 years on this earth – a century spent in dialogue and the pursuit of truth.
In honor of Kilian McDonnell’s 100th birthday, the Collegeville Institute established The Kilian McDonnell Legacy Circle, which recognizes benefactors who have thoughtfully and generously included gifts to the Collegeville Institute in their estate plans.
Members of The Kilian McDonnell Legacy Circle provide meaningful future support to the Collegeville Institute and inspire others to make a difference. Members are publicly recognized (with permission) for their philanthropic investment and join a permanent honor roll of generous donors. By making a planned gift through their estate, members leave a permanent legacy for future programming that reflects their deepest values.
Many individuals can find creative and wise options that meet financial goals and maximize the impact of a planned gift to the Collegeville Institute when working with an investment advisor. Leaving a future gift by naming the Collegeville Institute with a bequest in your will, IRA beneficiary designation, donor advised fund, charitable gift annuity, or life insurance policy often requires simple documentation.
Members of The Kilian McDonnell Legacy Circle
Dorothy Bass & Mark Schwehn
+James & +Elaine Halls
+Hella Mears (Hueg)
Barbara Melosh & Gary Kulik
Greg J & Ellen J. Pelletier
+Father J. Timothy Power
+James & +Ruth Shannon
+Carol McGee Stiles & +Cliff Stiles