Father P. Nelson Legacy Society

“Working together to support Catholic schools is key to ensuring our future. I believe that Catholic schools are a significant force for building and nurturing our Catholic Church.” Fr. Paul Nelson

The Catholic Schools Foundation of Winona offers membership in the Father Paul Nelson Legacy Society in recognition of the philanthropic leadership and vision of caring individuals who have provided for the future of Catholic education in Winona through an estate gift to the Catholic Schools Foundation of Winona.

The Society is named in honor of Fr. Paul Nelson’s commitment to a unified Catholic education community in Winona. Through his work as a priest, teacher and principal, Fr. Nelson embodies the spirit of Catholic education. On a daily basis, he lives the principles of Catholic education and has inspired countless others to do the same.

The Father Paul Nelson Legacy Society allows the Foundation the opportunity to thank donors now by acknowledging gifts that will extend over generations.
Membership in the Father Paul Nelson Legacy Society is open to anyone who has made provisions for the Catholic Schools Foundation of Winona through a variety of estate planning tools such as, bequests in a will or trust, charitable remainder trusts, pooled income funds, or through gifts of life insurance.

As a part of the Father Paul Nelson Legacy Society, members will be recognized in the following manner per their wishes:

  • Father Paul Nelson Legacy Society Member – Recognizes anyone who has made provisions for the Catholic Schools Foundation of Winona through a variety of estate planning tools at any level.
  • Father Paul Nelson Legacy Society Leadership Circle – Recognizes any current member of the Society who has made provisions for the Catholic Schools Foundation of Winona through estate plans at a level of $10,000 or more. This includes all Charter members of the Father Paul Nelson Legacy Society.
  • Father Paul Nelson Legacy Society Ad infinitum – Recognizes donors of all realized estate gifts.

There are several methods of Deferred Giving, which allow you to support Catholic education without sacrificing current income.

Father Paul Nelson and the Williams Family, representing three generations of commitment to Catholic Education.

Methods include:

  • Charitable Bequest through a will or living trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan Assets (401(k) or IRA)
  • Gifts with Income for Life

If you are interested in becoming a Father Paul Nelson Legacy Society member or have made provisions in your estate plans to support the Catholic schools in Winona through the Catholic Schools Foundation, we encourage you to contact the Foundation at 507-453-5102 or [email protected]

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