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The 1964 Society: Planned Giving

Honoring the founding year of Bishop McNamara High School, The 1964 Society allows generous benefactors to give with the greatest impact and in the easiest way - include Bishop McNamara High School in your will or estate plans through planned giving.  

These type of gifts - including wills, trusts, retirement plans, real estate, and insurance policies - are a wonderful way to ensure that the school’s mission to educate hearts and minds in a dynamic, inclusive Catholic school community rooted in the Holy Cross tradition will be carried on well into the future.

To learn how your legacy can transform the trajectory of Bishop McNamara students for generations to come, please contact Ms. Sandy Mammano, Director of Development, at (301)735-8401, ext. 295 or email at

Why I Give to The 1964 Society?

Dr. Marco and Mrs. Peggy Clark

Dr. Marco and Mrs. Peggy Clark


"When Peggy and I began working on our wills and doing our estate planning, we wanted to provide as much as possible for our loved ones. Among those loved ones is Bishop McNamara High School. Bishop McNamara has been a source of life, light and hope in our lives. We want to do our part to pay it forward to future generations of Mustangs. It is truly an honor to be a part of The 1964 Society at Bishop McNamara High School."

Steve and Diane Proctor, Faith Family Future Campaign Chairs

Steve and Dianne Proctor


"Dianne and I, as well as our entire family, live by two, important themes: We believe in God and we believe that the more we receive, the more we need to give back. Our family has been immensely blessed in Prince George's County. We are humble and grateful for all that we have been able to achieve through our business ventures and community engagement. Also, over the years, we have seen firsthand what Bishop McNamara has done to help build the character of young men and women and transform their lives in a positive way. We have witnessed our own son, Trey, develop into an outstanding, family man as a proud 2004 graduate. And we have seen the genuine enthusiasm of the staff and how hard students work. Bishop McNamara is not just a school to us. It is a place that mirrors our values. It was an easy decision for us to make Bishop McNamara a part of our planned giving, and we will continue to do as much as we can for as long as we can in the future."


Make a quick and easy gift Simply write a check now An income tax deduction and immediate impact for Bishop McNamara
Secure a fixed income while avoiding market risks Establish a charitable gift annuity Tax benefits and often a higher rate of income from assets 
Defer a gift until after your lifetime Add a bequest to Bishop McNamara in your will Estate tax deduction and you keep assets in your name during your lifetime 
Maximize heirs’ inheritance while benefiting Bishop McNamara Name Bishop McNamara as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, leave other assets to your family Reduced estate and income tax
Avoid tax on capital gains Give Appreciated stock or bond held over one year Income tax deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax
Share your enjoyment of a collection or other personal items of value Donate tangible personal property related to Bishop McNamara’s educational mission A charitable deduction based on the full fair market value of the item(s)
Make a large gift with little cost Give all or a percentage of your real estate to Bishop McNamara  An income tax deduction, plus elimination of capital gains tax


Ms. Sandy Mammano
Donor Relations
(301)735-8401 ext. 295

Holy Cross - Cross and Anchor in gold

We shall always place education side by side with instruction; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart. -Blessed Father Basil Moreau,Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross