Theodore Ryken Society

Named in honor of Theodore James Ryken, the founder of the Xaverian Brothers, the Theodore Ryken Society recognizes all those who have taken the special step of naming Saint Xavier High School as a beneficiary of their estate plan. The generosity and foresight of members of the Ryken Society preserve the vision of Theodore James Ryken, continue the St. X tradition, and ensure that future generations of St. X graduates join the brotherhood.


how to join:

The following types of gifts qualify you for membership:

  • A bequest or provision in your will
  • A Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Remainder Unitrust, or Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust that accrues benefits to St. X
  • A gift or assignment of qualified retirement plan assets such as an IRA or 401(k)
  • A gift or assignment of a life insurance policy

If you have already included St. X in your plans, we hope you will let us know. Your willingness to be listed as a member of The Ryken Society encourages others to follow your example. We acknowledge and respect those who wish to remain anonymous, but hope you will let us know of your intent on a confidential basis as the information supports St. X's planning for the future.  To inform St. X of your plans or to explore the best options for you and your family, please visit our planned giving page, record your commitment below, or contact Chuck Willenbrink, Director of Advancement at 502.637.8485.


benefits of membership

  • Invitation to the stadium hospitality suites for home sporting events
  • Invitation to St. X vs. Trinity Football Tailgate
  • Complimentary seating at the Alumni Hall of Honors
  • Invitation to the celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier
  • Reserved seating at student drama productions
  • Two reserved seats to all home football games (excluding playoffs)
  • One Tigers All-Sports pass
  • Remembered daily in the prayers and Masses of all Xaverian Brothers in America
  • Remembered during the weekly Parent Prayer Group meeting
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Theodore Ryken Society commemorative token

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