On June 4, 1889, Judge Edmund Dunne conveyed the land where Saint Leo University now stands to the Order of St. Benedict. One hundred and thirty years later, we are reminded that our mission to provide a values-based education to worthy students began with an act of generosity. That original gift of 36 acres, valued then at about $1 an acre or $36, is now a worldwide university with millions in assets, serving thousands of students each year. This growth shows the power of philanthropy. It creates legacies.

With your faithful support, we believe our university can serve even more, encouraging our dedicated learners to grow both personally and professionally. You can be one of the people who choose to make a difference in a student’s life by supporting scholarships, academics, our athletic programs, and more.

What defines your legacy? If you believe in the mission of Saint Leo University, you can make an endless impact by making a planned gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime. We encourage you to consider the causes most important to you and how you want to be remembered.


Charitable Remainder Trust

Before You Sell

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Beneficiary Designation

Doing Your Will

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IRA Charitable Rollover

Tax-Free Gift from IRA

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The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

Meet the Planned Giving Team

Phone: (352) 588-8450

 Christine John

Director of Development

(352) 588-8450