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Letter From Our Director

Riordan is on the rise. If you have been thinking about getting more involved, such as joining the Fennelly Society or creating a named scholarship, now is the time. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at jring@riordanhs.org to learn more about the good things happening on campus every day.

Sincerely,
John Ring
Director of Development

John Ring

There are many ways to make a gift to Archbishop Riordan High School. The Development Team is pleased to work with donors to determine the most beneficial gift for the donor, the donor's family, and for Riordan.

Ways to Give

ANNUAL FUND

The Annual Fund is one of the financial cornerstones to Riordan’s continuing growth and excellence.

Your gift to the Annual Fund ensures that every Riordan student has an opportunity to fully embrace the Crusader experience and is provided a quality education by preserving and strengthening the breadth of academic and co-curricular programs. Simply said, the Annual Fund helps us deliver on our promise to challenge and nurture our diverse students during their high school years.

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STOCKS AND REAL ESTATE

Gifts of stock or real estate provide immediate support to the School. Donors receive tax deductions based on the fair market value of the property at the time of the gift and avoid capital gains tax on appreciated property. 

Real property, either in entirety or in part, can be deeded to Archbishop Riordan. It is even possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home or other building to the school now, while continuing to occupy the property for life. All real estate transactions are subject to inspection and final approval by the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers offer corporate matching gift programs that will double or sometimes even triple an employee’s gift to Archbishop Riordan. Please check with your Human Resources Department for matching gift forms and programs.

PARENT PLEDGE PROGRAM

The true cost to educate a child is more than tuition alone. Each year we ask current parents to support the school by participating in the Parent Pledge Program, a four-year commitment made by a family during a student’s freshman year. Parent Pledge gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For questions about the Parent Pledge Program, contact Director of Annual Giving Anne Seppi, aseppi@riordanhs.org.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Archbishop Riordan High School hosts several events during the school year to raise funds for financial aid and other school programs. This includes the Spring Gala and the Golf Tournament. Underwriting by individuals or businesses greatly assists the school with the expenses of producing these wonderful fundraising events. If you are interested in sponsoring an event, please contact Karin Haskell, khaskell@riordanhs.org.

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS

The gift of a scholarship is truly a symbol of stewardship by providing an education for the next generation of Crusaders. Endowed scholarships will grow in perpetuity. 

Scholarships and endowed scholarships may be designated to a specific program and named for an honoree. Some of these gifts evolved from the passing of an alumnus or other loved ones, as a legacy and promise to future generations that Riordan will remain prepared to love, guide and instruct students in the Marianist traditions.

Named funds are established with a minimum investment of $25,000 and provide a lasting symbol of the bond between Archbishop Riordan High School and those who are permanently honored. Riordan is proud to uphold the legacy of these individuals and families.

Please contact John Ring at jring@riordanhs.org to honor your loved ones with a named or endowed fund that will benefit future generations of Crusaders.

PLANNED GIFTS — THE FENNELLY SOCIETY

The Fennelly Society is a tribute to caring individuals who have remembered Archbishop Riordan High School in their estate plans.

By joining today, you can have the satisfaction of knowing your generosity will be an integral part of our proud legacy for future generations of Crusaders. As you consider your estate plan, please think of Archbishop Riordan.

If you have already remembered Riordan in your estate plans, please contact Karin Haskell, khaskell@riordanhs.org. We want to welcome you as a member of the Fennelly Society and honor you at our Fennelly Society luncheon and other special events.

To learn more about the various ways you can leave a lasting legacy to Archbishop Riordan High School, please visit our Planned Giving Guide.

IRA QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION

The IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution allows taxpayers age 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income.
How It Works:

  • If you are 70½ or older, you can give up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to charities such as Archbishop Riordan High School.

  • The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you still benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.

  • If you have not taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.

  • The transfer may be made in addition to any other charitable giving you have planned.

  • The gift needs to be made by Dec. 31, 2019, if you want your gift to qualify this year.

  • If you have already made a qualifying gift in 2019, contact your advisor to make sure your gift is properly reported on your 2019 income tax returns.

Tax Information

Archbishop Riordan High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and gifts to the school are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

Our tax ID number is 94-1156677.
 

Meet Our Development Team

Paul Cronin

Paul Cronin

Class of 1993
Titles: Director of Alumni Relations
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 415-586-8200 ext. 357
Andrew Currier

Andrew Currier

Titles: President
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 415-586-8200 ext. 231
Karin Haskell

Karin Haskell

Titles: Director of Special Events and Planned Giving
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 415-586-8200 ext. 232
Pei-Ling Lee

Pei-Ling Lee

Titles: Media Content Specialist, Resident Advisor
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 415-586-8200
Kirsten Murtagh

Kirsten Murtagh

Titles: Development Associate
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 415-586-8200 ext. 247
Kim Riener

Kim Riener

Titles: Development Database Manager
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 415-586-8200 ext. 526
John Ring

John Ring

Titles: Director of Development
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 415-586-8200 ext. 264
Anne Seppi

Anne Seppi

Titles: Director of Annual Giving
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 415-586-8200 ext. 217
Victoria Terheyden

Victoria Terheyden

Titles: Director of Communications
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 415-586-8200 ext. 266
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