Support Nazareth


You and Nazareth get extra benefit if you act now to support Nazareth through a legacy gift. Through The Legacy Campaign, your commitment to the College through a planned gift inspires other donors to support Nazareth's current students now.

How you Benefit from Acting Now

  • You'll have the daily satisfaction of knowing that your gift to Nazareth's endowment fund is all set to provide support for key programs, including endowed scholarships, undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad opportunities for generations of students to come.
  • You'll enjoy knowing that your written commitment prompts a donation of 10% of your promised gift amount by other donors to support today's students — making more great learning opportunities and educational access possible.
  • You become part of the Founders Legacy Society — among our most important benefactors. The more than 200 living members of the Society receive benefits such as invitations and recognition at special events.

How Nazareth Benefits

  • In the Future: This three-year campaign to grow our endowment by $9 million provides critical future support to ensure Nazareth continues a long tradition of providing an educational community based on high standards of scholarship, a respect for intellectual diversity, and a concern for the society in which we live.
  • Now: For each new, binding legacy commitment signed during the campaign period, the challenge grant — provided by several supporters — will provide $1,000 of current support for every $10,000 of future support.

Make Your Legacy Pledge Now

Pledge form 

Download and complete that pledge form to make your commitment today. Contact Associate Director of Gift Planning Tara DeLeo,, 585-389-2401, to learn more about giving options for this exciting campaign.

Brian Hickey

Brian Hickey
Nazareth College Trustee
Founders Legacy Campaign Chair

I have been deeply involved in Nazareth College for many years: as a college trustee, a School of Management guest faculty, and as a donor supporting the Nazareth Annual Fund, Peckham Hall, the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute, and the Brian and Jean Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies. I have seen first-hand how these investments can transform the lives of our students, the College, and the community.

Because of my commitment to the exceptional educational experience the College provides, I've taken the step to formally document my planned gift to Nazareth. Including Nazareth in my estate plans was something I always intended to do, and by taking advantage of matching funds through The Legacy Campaign, I have leveraged my future gift with current monies that the College can use.

I invite you to join me in this exciting opportunity to make an impact and help not only the students of today, but those of tomorrow.

Elizabeth Osta, Nazareth alum and planned giving supporter

Elizabeth Osta '67
Founders Legacy Campaign Alumni Chair

"Nazareth girls of '67, we're prepared for anything." The prophetic opening words of our class song have proved true.

While the past 50 years have been filled with joys and challenges, thanks to the foundation of my Nazareth degree in speech correction and the strong sense of community, I have enjoyed every phase of life. At this stage, one of the best things I can do is to help ensure the same experience for generations of future students, so I've chosen to formally document my planned gift to Nazareth.

Adding Nazareth to my will so that tomorrow's students can benefit as I still do seems a natural outcome of the final lyric: "Through our lives we'll do our best to bring glory to your name!" I hope you'll join me in this inspiring opportunity to live the values Nazareth has taught us and help provide support for future students. Your gift can make a lasting impact, just as Nazareth has made a lasting impact on us.