We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to St. Xavier High School. Here are their stories.
“Respect Everyone, Fear No one, Help Anyone”
Following advice from his dad, Dick Roettker came to St. X with the mindset to “respect everyone, fear no one, help anyone”. Today, he’s still living by those words through his support of St. X and our students.
Alum's Gift Recognizes St. X Experience
Matt Howland '86 is married to Jennifer and has four sons who are Bombers—Forest '15, Max '17, Henry '18 and Jake '21. Matt was president of his class while a student at St. X and is currently president of Howland Logistics. Very early in Matt's career, he established a life insurance policy with St. Xavier as owner and beneficiary so that he can impact members of the Long Blue Line for generations to come.
Two Teachers Inspire Alumnus to Give Back
Mike Freeman, Class of 1980 and a member of the Fr. Wieber Society, is remembering St. Xavier High School in his estate plan because of the effect the school had on his life, and in particular, in appreciation for the influence two teachers had on him. Below is an excerpt from the last St. Xavier magazine in which Mike wrote about the impact Jim Downie and Joan Whitaker had on him.
Impact Students While Reducing Taxable Income
The VonderBrink and Scheve families are making a lasting impact on St. X students through a gift with their IRA. Ed VonderBrink graduated from St. X in 1962 and went on to a very successful career in public accounting. Joe and Linda Staneck feel proud of the young man that their son, Joe '94, has become as a result of his time at St. Xavier.