A “unique lifetime association” with St. Bonaventure is the reason Bob Keenan, ’74, has named the University in his estate plan — a practical way, he says, for he and his wife to make a significant gift and leave a legacy.
“My relationship with St. Bonaventure and our Franciscan leadership dates back to the 1950s — as a faculty brat, a student, a member of the Class of 1974, parent of a 2001 graduate, and as an employee for the past 12 years,” says Keenan, who is associate director of Planned Giving at St. Bonaventure, and whose father, the late Leo E. Keenan Jr., L.L.D., ’47, taught at the University for more than 50 years.
“Because I believe in Bona’s and feel so strongly about the University, I wanted to demonstrate my passionate support through my estate.”
Many people may not realize they have the ability to make a major gift, he said, pointing out that a planned gift can be made through a will, living trust or beneficiary designation on a retirement account or life insurance policy.
“While it is my job to oversee planned giving for the University, it is in my heart to do what I can personally and professionally to secure a stronger future for St. Bonaventure.”
For members of the St. Bonaventure community interested in learning more about gift planning, Keenan invites them to contact him at (716) 374-2318 or email@example.com.