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The McCallen Society

St. John's University Gift Planning

A defining moment in the University’s history, it’s relocation from its humble beginnings on Lewis Avenue to the sprawling 100-acre Hillcrest Country Club property in Queens in 1955, was inspired by the vision and wisdom of former University treasurer Rev. Thomas J. McCallen, C.M.

The McCallen Society - named in his honor - serves to thank Gift Planning donors who include St. John’s in their estate plans. Members fulfill their philanthropic goals by securing a future for loved ones and providing much-needed funds to support facilities enhancement, scholarships, advanced technology and innovative academic initiatives at the University.

Our Social Events

The St. John's University Alumni team recently traveled down to the Sunshine State for a series of gatherings. Read the article chronicling their experiences here.

The Legacy

For more information on how you can leave your legacy at St. John’s, please visit the pages of the Office of Gift Planning and Donor Relations



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McCallen Society members receive The McCallen Message, a quarterly estate planning newsletter, invitations to estate and financial planning seminars and special events held throughout the year.

If you’ve already included St. John’s in your estate plan, we would like to personally thank you and invite you to join The McCallen Society, our planned giving society. To confirm your intentions, please print and complete the membership form and mail this it to the address below.

Susan Damiani ’87CBA
St. John's University
Institutional Advancement
University Center, Room B-17
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

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Susan Damiani ’87CBA
Director of Gift Planning
Tel (718) 990-7562