Ryken 1864 Society

The Ryken 1864 Society, named in honor of Theodore James Ryken, the founder of the Xaverian Brothers, recognizes all those who have taken the special step of naming Saint Xavier High School as a beneficiary in their estate planning. The generosity and foresight of members of the Ryken Society will preserve the vision of Theodore James Ryken, continue the St. X tradition in their name and ensure many more generations of St. X graduates will join the brotherhood.


how to join:

The following types of gifts qualify you for membership:

  • A bequest or provision in your will
  • Establishing 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 plans on a confidential basis as the information supports St. X's planning for the future. If you have not yet included St. X in your plans and would like to explore the best options for you and your family, please visit our planned giving page or contact Mike Littell, Vice President of Advancement at 502.637.8485.


benefits of membership

As a token of our appreciation, new members receive a beautiful lapel pin uniquely designed for the Ryken Society. Additionally, all members will be recognized as a Ryken Society member in our annual report and receive an invitation to Legacy...A Gala of Giving in February.


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