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Planned Giving

"The Prep has been very blessed to have received a number of generous planned gifts from alumni and faculty over the last few years.  These gifts have been made to The Prep as part of the donor's estate. In some cases, the alumnus has requested a naming opportunity at the school in honor of his parents, his family, or even a Prep teacher that made an impact on his life. Leaving The Prep in your plans makes a tremendous difference in the lives of talented and deserving young men here at school and can have a significant impact for decades to come.  It is a meaningful way to make a lasting mark as well as build upon The Prep's rich history for generations to come."  - Father Mike '57

Bob Pastore '60, a Southern California alumnus speaks about why he gives back to The Prep and why he has made a planned gift to his beloved alma mater.

"Looking back over more than 50 years, attending Seton Hall Prep was the signature event in my life. It is my finest honor. The Prep sets your character. It's hard to believe the successes the Class of 1960 has enjoyed.My annual contributions to The Prep are donated in loving memory of my parents who scraped and saved to pay my way through The Prep. My dad was a truck driver and my mom a homemaker and we lived in Newark. The sacrifices they made to send two of us to The Prep are astonishing. (Bob's brother Dave is a 1970 graduate.) So every year I make a significant contribution, to allow some young man the ability to receive the rewards of a Seton Hall Prep education. The Prep sends 100% of its graduates on to college! We need to support such outstanding educational organizations. I have accumulated much in my's time to give back. In fact, much of my estate will go to The Prep. I ask my fellow alumni not to forget The Prep in their plans. Review your estate planning and consider doing something for our alma mater."

Bob Pastore and his wife Sue at home, Summer 2016.

In 2015, alumnus William A. Hagan, SHP Class of 1950 left Seton Hall Prep a planned gift from his estate in the amount of $200,000.

Following Mr. Hagan's graduation from The Prep, he attended Georgetown, followed by a three-year stint in the US Air Force. He then earned a law degree from Columbia Law School, followed by a career at Shea & Gould, a well-known national law firm, ultimately becoming a partner there. William Hagan passed away in December 2013. He believed deeply in what The Prep had done for him as a young man and how it laid the foundation for his career success and his life of service. The mentoring he received at The Prep stayed with him his entire life. As a result of Mr. Hagan's gift, his name has been permanently memorialized through the naming of a Prep Mentoring Program to the William A. Hagan Jr. Mentoring Program.

Long Island attorney Mark Brosnan presents a gift from the estate of Mr. William Hagan '50 in the amount of $200,000. The event was hosted at Salute Bistro by its proprietor, Bobby Gaccione Jr. '88 P'20.

For more information about making a planned gift to Seton Hall Prep, please contact Matthew Cannizzo, Director of Institutional Advancement at or at (973) 736-6861.

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