Linda and David '66 Bohan
Through our involvement with Father Ryan, we have seen the impact that a planned gift can make. For those with the ability to make a planned gift, it's the ideal vehicle to provide a legacy of your involvement.
It is also the easiest gift to ask for. It's asking someone to remember in their will something that was important in their life. That is something that should make your family---once you are gone-feel so good about what you did and what it meant to you. In addition, a planned gift is motivational to people who might do the same thing.
Father Ryan means a lot to me, in large measure because of the sacrifices that my parents made to make sure their four boys went to Catholic schools. They made an investment in education---always a wise investment---but particularly important with Catholic education. The impact goes so far beyond academics. The holistic approach gives us a foundation to be successful in all dimensions of life. And I benefited greatly from their investment.
Our giving has been driven by Linda. We look at the institutions that have been important to us, have helped shape us, and we make gifts to acknowledge the work they continue to do and to help them do that work. Education is at the top of the list, because of its importance in people's lives…financially, emotionally, spiritually. Linda has seen the benefits of Catholic education in our family and wants to see those benefits continued.
My brothers and I were the first generation of the family to get a college education. Our father quit college. But when Jeff, my youngest brother, graduated from Father Ryan in 1974, my father's eyes said, "I have done what God asked me to do." Now, we are doing the same.