St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, St. Louis


A Gift that Deserves Recognition

The Roman Catholic Foundation’s new Legacy Circle honors those devoted Catholics who have made a commitment to securing the future for the parishes, schools and ministries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis with a planned gift.

Planned gifts to endowment funds are integral to the future of our faith, as they will provide annual distributions to local Catholic ministries in perpetuity. Catholics who leave a legacy through a planned gift are making a tremendous impact on our faith community, now and for generations.

Benefits to Legacy Circle Members

Knowing that you’re helping secure the local Church for future generations is a good feeling – and we want to thank you. But we want to do more. As a Legacy Circle member, your name will be listed in Foundation publications, and you will be invited each year to attend the Legacy Circle Mass and Breakfast with the Archbishop of St. Louis.

You are Invited

You can join a group of dedicated Catholics and become a Founding Member of the Legacy Circle today by making a gift or gift commitment of $5,000 or more to a fund at the Foundation. Your gift to an endowment fund will support the Catholic organizations you love, in perpetuity.  We invite you to help secure the future of our Catholic faith. Become a Founding Member of the Legacy Circle.

To start the process, you can contact one of our gift planning experts or add to an existing fund today.

Not ready just yet but want more information? Provide your email below, and we’ll send you a Gift Planning Guide along with more details about the Legacy Circle.

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“I think it’s a win-win situation for everybody. The Foundation is going to be here in perpetuity, but I’m limited, so that’s a big advantage.”

Leonard Knobbe

Legacy Circle Founding Member, Seven Holy Founders Parish

Legacy Circle Member Benefits


A Lasting Legacy

You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your gift will sustain the Catholic ministries you love now and for generations. By giving to an endowment fund, you will continue providing support long after your lifetime.


Membership Gatherings

You will be invited to attend the annual Mass and Breakfast with the Archbishop of St. Louis, where you’ll have the opportunity for fellowship with others who share your desire to sustain the Church.


Public Acknowledgement

The Catholic community will know your generosity and be inspired to help secure the future of the faith. You will be listed as a Legacy Circle Founding Member in Foundation publications.

Legacy Circle Founding Members

As of January 2019

Anonymous (25)
David and Sharon Baranowski
Kevin and Betty Beckmann
Reverend Monsignor Francis Blood
John Capellupo
Anne-Marie Clarke and Richard K. Gaines
Michael and Carol Conoyer
Michael and Brenda Dempsey
Kathleen Donnelly*
Reverend Monsignor Norbert Ernst
Mary Farri
Con Franey and Stephanie Re
Ralph and Vikki Glosemeyer
Jerel and Mary Grimaud
David and Sarah Gulick
Frank* and Christine Guyol
Mark and Joan Guyol
William and Ruth Hamilton
Mark Hanneke
Michael Heck
Stephen Henderson
Daniel and Kathy Holdmeyer

Reverend John Jay Hughes
Michael and Barbara Hurst
Roger and Linda Jacques
Reverend John Keenoy
John and Marilyn Kluesner
Leonard and Helen Knobbe
Norman Koelling
Reverend Robert Lane
Joseph and Joan Lipic
Robert and Nancy Macher
Michael McMillan
Nancy Mueller
Joan O’Reilly*
Matt Padberg
Kathleen Palumbo
Raymond Piontek
John and Nell Pollnow
Brian Abel Ragen
John Riat
Mary Riegel
Darryl and Ellen Ross

Don and Nancy Ross
Mike and Donna Roth
Reverend Ronald Rubbelke
Lynn Ryan
Douglas and Molly Sansone
Timothy and Susan Sansone
George Schroeder
Kevin Short
David and Diane Snively
David and Gayle Stratmann
Timothy and Janice Surdyke
Donald Szwabo
Steve and Donna Thielker
Reverend Harold Voelker
Patricia Williams
Leonard Woker



We’d love to have your name on our list.

Contact a gift planning expert to discuss your giving options.


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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Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri
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St. Louis, MO 63119