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  • Support our mission with a planned gift
  • Put your assets to work for Father Ryan while enjoying significant tax savings
  • Give a future gift through your estate or an immediate gift that returns income

Father Black Planned Giving Society

We invite you to join the Father James A. Black '64 Planned Giving Society which honors individuals and families who have made planned gifts to Father Ryan High School.

This legacy society is inspired by Father James A. Black '64, an outstanding student, faculty member and priest. After his untimely death from cancer in 1984, Father Black left a legacy to his alma mater through the publishing and sale of his written materials, including The Old Testament, a widely used text for scripture instruction. Father Black was one of the first alumni to include the school in his estate planning.

The Father Black Society is made up of alumni, parents, and friends who, through estate planning, deferred giving, and other forms of planned giving, ensure that Father Ryan will have resources at its disposal far into the future.

To become a member, you simply need to inform Father Ryan High School in writing that you have included the school in your estate plans and then provide ONLY ONE of the following items of documentation:

  • A completed, signed Estate Gift Confirmation Form
  • A copy of the pertinent provisions in your will or trust
  • A copy of your IRA beneficiary form naming Father Ryan as beneficiary
  • A letter from your attorney stating that you have included Father Ryan in your estate plans
  • A completed Annual Fund Commitment Form with notification that you have included Father Ryan in your estate plans
  • Or contact us at (615) 269-RYAN [7926] or [email protected]

Plan Your Legacy

"Since Ordination, I've had the assignment of serving at Father Ryan High School in Nashville. That assignment has truly been a gift from the Lord to me. And if the Lord, through whom all things are possible, would grant me but one wish as I stand before him, it would be this: I would ask the Lord to assign me the privileged task of watching over, cherishing, and protecting that great institution and all its members, now and forever."

- Father James A. Black '64