The Campaign for Marist created new milestones for the College's fund-raising efforts. Among them was the founding of the Marist College Legacy Society and the recording of a record number of planned gifts. In addition to the extraordinary estate gift of Raymond A. Rich to found the leadership institute in his name, more than $13 million in planned gifts – including bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities, and life insurance designations – added to the Campaign's total.
The Marist College Legacy Society is a valued circle of individuals who have remembered Marist in their estate plans and wish to encourage others to follow their example. Its members includes alumni, trustees, friends, faculty and staff, College retirees, and parents and grandparents. All share a commitment to supporting Marist's future and its mission of academic excellence and an ethos of community and service. For some people, a planned gift enables them to support Marist College in a more generous way than may have been practical during their lifetime. However, there is no minimum gift amount required for membership in the Marist College Legacy Society nor is disclosure of the gift amount required. Individuals may join and request anonymity.
Dr. Richard Foy, Class of 1950, President Emeritus and Life Trustee of Marist, is a proud member of the College's Legacy Society.