Leaving a Legacy

The Le Puy Society is a recognition society that acknowledges 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. Planned gifts include designating St. Joseph's Academy in your will, forming a charitable trust, or purchasing a gift annuity. These gifts can provide great tax savings for you and help ensure that future generations will benefit from the St. Joe educational experience.
For more information on including St. Joseph's Academy in your estate plans, contact Linda Holland Decker '83 at ldecker@sja1840.org.

A Tax-Saving Way to Help SJA
There is a simple way to support the young women of the Academy. If you are 70½ years old or older and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can take advantage of tax benefits. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as St. Joseph’s Academy (EIN 43-1484983) without paying income taxes on the money. An added benefit is that the gift counts towards your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year. This law no longer has an expiration date so you may make annual gifts to SJA from your IRA this year and well into the future.

You Qualify if…
  • You are 70½ or older at the time of your gift.
  • Your IRA gifts total $100,000 or less in 2017.
  • You transfer the funds directly from your IRA to St. Joseph’s Academy. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you still benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.
  • Your transfer is an outright charitable contribution and counts toward your required minimum distribution (RMD). (This excludes gifts made to charitable trusts, to create charitable annuities, or any other transaction in which the donor receives a benefit in return for the donation.)
The Next Step
Contact your tax advisor or IRA administrator soon if you are considering a gift in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Holland Decker ’83, Director of Advancement at (314) 394-4345 or ldecker@sja1840.org.

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
Terry J. Bronson ‘68 
Jane Marie Buri '42
Michael & Janet McGovern Danna ‘57
Mary Jane Boggiano Dazey '42
Ralph & Linda Holland Decker '83
Jerry and Mary Lawless Denness '56
Martha Ebeling Eckert '57
Virginia Barrett Florman '32
Everett & Pamela Kalkbrenner
George & Patricia Kloster
Tom and Julie Goessling Matheny '79
Jay & Julie Meersman
Neal & Margaret Murphy
Lucile O’Gorman
Joseph & Mary Stieven
James & Mary Wellinghoff
Barbara Weidert ’47†

Members may choose to remain anonymous.

Contact Us

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  • Mrs. Linda (Holland) Decker 83

    Director of Institutional Advancement
    (314) 394-4345
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.

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