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WHAT IS A “PLANNED GIFT”?

A planned gift is a donor’s commitment to benefit SJA through an outright gift or a deferred gift that takes effect at death. There are many types of planned gifts and strategies that can provide tax deductions and benefits to the donor. Click here to learn more. 

The Le Puy Society

The Le Puy (luh pwee) Society honors the first Sisters of St. Joseph who, in the village of Le Puy France, began their ministry in 1650. The Le Puy Society recognizes parents, alumnae, parents of alumnae, grandparents, and friends of St. Joseph’s Academy who have expressed their commitment to our school by naming St. Joe as a beneficiary of a planned gift or bequest. By making a planned gift to SJA, you have the opportunity to leave a legacy.
  • A legacy honoring those trailblazing Sisters from Le Puy, France
  • A legacy that will enable St. Joseph’s Academy to ensure that future generations of young women will continue to benefit from the school’s long standing tradition of excellence in Catholic education
If you have already included St. Joseph’s Academy in your estate plans, but have not yet notified us, please let us know. We would be honored to recognize you as part of our Le Puy Society and keep you informed on school news. Disclosure of amount is not needed, but knowing of your intent is tremendously helpful in planning for the future of the Academy.

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Linda Decker

    Mrs. Linda (Holland) Decker 83

    Director of Institutional Advancement
    (314) 394-4345
  • Photo of Rene DeFiore

    Ms. Rene DeFiore 

    Advancement Officer
    (314) 394-4883

le Puy Society Members

The Le Puy Society recognizes donors who ensure the legacy of St. Joseph’s Academy by including the school in their estate plans. These gifts allow SJA to plan for the future and can provide donors with lifetime income and significant tax benefits. 

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Elizabeth C. "Betty" Berra
Walter & Mary Ann Bisch '52
Judy Brierton
Terry J. Bronson '68 
Jane Marie Buri '42
Carol Kuesler Chewning '56 †
Mary Jane Boggiano Dazey '42
Ralph and Linda Holland Decker '83
Jerry and Mary Lawless Denness '56
Martha Ebeling Eckert '57
Virginia Barrett Florman '32
Everett and Pamela Kalkbrenner
George and Patricia Kloster
Robert J. Korte 
Tom and Julie Goessling Matheny '79
Karen McCready '59
Arthur and Barbara McManus '60
Jay and Julie Meersman
Diane Metzger '01
Neal and Margaret Murphy
Lucile O’Gorman
Jim & Mary Rigby Olshefski '73
Joseph and Mary Stieven
James and Mary Wellinghoff
Barbara Weidert '47
Carol and Michael Wolken 

 deceased
Members may choose to remain anonymous.
St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

St. Joseph's Academy

2307 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-394-4300
Fax: 314-965-9114
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