WashU Catholic Student Center and Donor Benefit From CGA

Aug 29, 2018Donor Stories

A Chance to Give and Receive

Leonard Knobbe, a parishioner of Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton, took advantage of the opportunity offered by the Roman Catholic Foundation to receive extra retirement income and support a Catholic organization beyond his lifetime. By establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) at the Foundation, Mr. Knobbe secured for himself an income stream for life and will also make a lasting impact on a local Catholic organization.

At the end of Mr. Knobbe’s life, the regular fixed payments that began with the establishment of his CGA will cease, and the CGA’s remainder will be added, according to Mr. Knobbe’s wishes, to the Washington University Catholic Student Center Endowment Fund.

This fund was established at the Roman Catholic Foundation in 2016 by an anonymous donor. It provides ongoing general support to the Washington University Catholic Student Center, an organization that “strives…to form students intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually according to the wisdom of the Catholic Church, so that they become active participants in parish life and moral spiritual leaders in Church and society for the 21st century.” The Washington University Catholic Student Center is led by Father Gary Braun, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis for more than 30 years who has served as trusted spiritual advisor to Leonard Knobbe and his wife.

Leonard Knobbe can feel secure knowing that his gift, because it will be endowed, will continue to do good long after he is gone. Washington University students for generations will benefit from Mr. Knobbe’s generosity, and Mr. Knobbe himself will even benefit during his lifetime.

You too can establish a Charitable Gift Annuity that will provide you with a lifetime income and sustain the Catholic organization you love. For more information, go to our Give and Receive page or contact us at giftplanning@rcfstl.org.


The Roman Catholic Foundation builds endowed funds that will support Catholic parishes, schools and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis for generations to come.

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