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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.

Establish Your Legacy

If you would like more information about leaving your legacy to St. John’s, please visit our Gift Planning page.

The McCallen Message

Our biannual estate planning newsletter provides members with valuable information on how to continuously improve their estates, creative ways to donate, and stories from McCallen members connected to St. John’s.



Upcoming Events

If you want to attend any of our exclusive McCallen Society events, click for details.

Past  Events

Are you interested in getting a taste of our seminars, events and other gatherings?

Read the articles chronicling our donors’ experiences.



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Interested in joining the society? Please contact the Office of Gift Planning for information packets and brochures which detail the benefits of becoming a member of St. John’s legacy society. You may find our address and phone number below.

If you have already included St. John’s University in your estate plan, we would like to personal-lee thank you and invite you to join The McCallen Society!

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
[email protected]