Planned Giving — Aquinas College - Nashville, Tennessee
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Planned Giving

Remembering our past, securing our future…

Since 1860 when the Dominican Sisters were called to Nashville by Bishop Whelan to open a boarding school for young women, they have been the living endowment for their schools.

The Sisters have ensured that the students who come to them seeking a quality, Catholic education will get just that. It is through their sacrifices, whether selling off land at the Motherhouse or cutting something from their house budget, that anyone seeking an education will benefit from Aquinas College.

In recent years, the Sisters have had to seek other sources of funding in order to meet the increasing costs of operating educational institutions. One mechanism that is allowing Aquinas College to minimize the effects of rising costs and to continue to provide students with academic excellence is the Aquinas College Endowment Fund.

The endowment is professionally managed and has experienced steady growth since its beginning. The interest helps to cover the difference between revenue from tuition and the actual cost of educating each student.

The planned giving program is enabling Aquinas College to build the endowment of the College. A planned gift allows an individual to make a contribution which can afford significant tax benefits and enhance financial security. The same planned gift can also make a lasting contribution to the endowment of Aquinas College. A typical vehicle for making a planned gift would be a will, trust or life insurance policy.

Individuals who have made a planned gift to the endowment of Aquinas College have an opportunity to become members of the Heritage Club.

For more information, please contact President Sister Cecilia Anne Wanner, O.P. at (615) 297-7545 x423 or

Aquinas College welcomes all students regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin who desire to be part of the faith-based mission of the College to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, or national origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs.

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