St. Dominic Legacy Society

Honoring those individuals who remember the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in their estate plans

Like our Founder, members of the St. Dominic Legacy Society recognize the importance of teaching and preaching the Gospel of Christ to every generation. Membership in the Society is our way of showing gratitude for their visionary giving.

Advancing the great legacy of St. Dominic, members offer a gift to the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus through:

  • Will or living trust
  • Bequest language
  • Life insurance policy
  • Retirement plan

For over 165 years, faithful friends have remembered the Dominicans in their estate plans, leaving a lasting impact. These friends have helped:

  • Train and educate Dominican student brothers
  • Care for elderly and infirm friars
  • Advance the ministerial operations of the province
  • Support the Dominican House of Studies
  • Support the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT)
  • And more…

Benefits of membership include:

  • Recognition on the St. Dominic Legacy Society perpetual plaque (anonymity always offered)
  • Important updates and communications from the province
  • Invitations to special liturgies and events
  • Our eternal prayers of gratitude
  • The joy of extending one’s faith to future generations

All that’s required to become a member is notification of your gift by letter or email. Please send the letter to:

Western Dominican Province
Attn: Development Office
5877 Birch Court
Oakland, CA 94618

or email us at

Though all that’s required to join the society is a simple notification of your gift, please include as many details as you’re able to in your letter. This helps us plan accordingly and ensure your gift is used as you intend. Please consider including:

  • The type of gift you plan to make (bequest, beneficiary of life insurance, etc.)
  • How you’d like the gift to be used (the greatest need, friar formation, infirm friar care, etc.)
  • A copy of the page describing your gift to the Province (a copy of the page of your will, etc.)
  • If possible, your estimation as to the future value of the gift (not required).