Planned Giving

For nearly a century, University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary has prepared thousands of caring and compassionate priests to serve in the Archdiocese of Chicago and around the world. USML/Mundelein Seminary thrives today thanks to the generous gifts from priest alumni and friends who help fund our mission to educate and train young seminarians who are the future spiritual leaders of our Church.

Numerous Mundelein Seminary donors have discovered that time spent considering the best ways to structure their gifts can help them make meaningful contributions while meeting personal planning goals as well.

  • You will discover ways to make gifts to Mundelein Seminary you may not have thought possible.
  • You will learn how to give in ways that can actually “give back” for a time, providing extra income in retirement years or to help fund educational expenses and other needs.
  • You can add meaning to your gift by using it to honor a special friend or loved one.
  • You will see how to save money on income, gift and estate taxes and redirect those amounts for use in ways you choose.
  • You will enjoy your giving more, knowing you are investing in Mundelein Seminary in ways that allow you to give the most you can at the lowest possible cost.

Effective gift planning is good for the donor as well as the recipient. We trust the information presented here will help you maximize the potential of your resources through preserving financial security for yourself and your family while supporting Mundelein Seminary and/or other charities in which you believe.

Here are ways you can leave a legacy of support for the future of the Catholic Church:

Making a future gift through your estate (will or trust) is a beautiful demonstration of your commitment to USML/Mundelein Seminary. You can simply add a charitable provision if updating your will/trust or create a codicil that can be an addendum to your existing plan.

 To make a charitable provision for USML/Mundelein Seminary, you and your attorney may want to consider using the language below in your will or trust.  

“I give and bequeath $_____ or _____% of my estate to the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary as an unrestricted gift.”

Legal Name:  Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary d/b/a USML/Mundelein Seminary
1000 East Maple Avenue
Mundelein, Illinois 60060

Tax ID#: 36-2171077

Should your plans include restricting your gift for a particular program, please contact Jim Jarocki, Senior Director of Development Operations at 847-970-4841 or jjarocki@usml.edu

Simply name USML/Mundelein Seminary as a beneficiary of your retirement account and your legacy gift will fund the formation of our future parish priests.

Legal Name:  Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary d/b/a USML/Mundelein Seminary
1000 East Maple Avenue
Mundelein, Illinois 60060

Tax ID#: 36-2171077

Paid insurance policies can be effective assets to donate as a charitable gift or simply name USML/Mundelein Seminary as a beneficiary of your policy.

* Prospective donors are urged to consult with their personal legal, tax and/or financial advisors concerning the specific consequences of making philanthropic gifts to USML/Mundelein Seminary. 

* Donors who make these kinds of legacy gifts to USML/Mundelein Seminary will become members of our Saint Mary of the Lake Legacy Society.

The Saint Mary of the Lake Legacy Society is the giving society for donors to the University of Saint Mary of the Lake (USML) recognizing generous donors to Mundelein Seminary and the Institutes making gifts through their estate plans or another form of a planned gift such as a charitable gift annuity, insurance policy or individual retirement account.  The Legacy Society receives perpetual remembrance in daily Masses and prayers and its members will:

  • Receive permanent recognition in the USML annual report and Donor Recognition Wall
  • Be invited to an annual Legacy Society Mass and Lunch hosted by the Rector/President

Ed Factly – Supporting the Propagation of the Faith

Jim and Mary Claus – Committed to Supporting Future Parish Priests

Ken and Mary Fivizzani – Supporting the Global Impact of Mundelein Seminary