The CSF Legacy Society

The CSF Legacy Society

The CSF Legacy Society

A legacy gift is a planned future donation to a charity, given through a will or other form of designation. It is a decision that each person makes in their own financial planning process, taking into account their charitable wishes and values. There are many options available that allow you to make a contribution in a way that is the right fit for your philanthropic goals as well as your personal estate. When you include CSF in your estate plans, you improve the lives of low-income students now and well into the future.

Please consider a legacy gift to the Catholic Schools Foundation and join us in becoming a founding member of CSF’s new Legacy Society.

There are different options for legacy gifts and a legacy gift may provide significant tax benefits. Every legacy gift, regardless of the amount, is important. By creating a legacy, you are making a significant contribution to the future sustainability of the work that is most meaningful to you.

CSF Legacy Society Founding Member: Rick Henken

Richard “Rick” Henken is the President of Schochet Companies, a developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing throughout New England. Rick is an active philanthropist within the Boston community and has served on CSF’s Board of Trustees since 2005.  He currently chairs CSF’s Advancement Committee.  Rick also serves on several other boards, among them Hebrew Senior Life, Discovering Justice, and B’nai B’rith Housing.  Rick is  currently chairman of the  Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB).

Rick has always strived to make a positive impact on the lives of others both in his work and in his philanthropy.  He is especially committed to investing in education, and sees no better way than to support the values-based, high-quality education Catholic Schools provide for underserved children. A reform Jew, Rick takes seriously his obligation to do “Tzedakah,” or charity, offering his time and treasure in support of the poor and needy. When asked why he supports CSF’s Inner-City Scholarship Fund Rick stated, “A good education has the potential to make all of the difference in the lives of so many of our children.  Catholic schools provide incredible opportunities for so many economically disadvantaged kids, including many new arrivals to this country, offering an excellent education in a loving, faith-based environment. ”

When Rick wanted to ensure that his legacy of giving would continue well into the future, he added CSF to his will in the form of a bequest.

If CSF is in your will or if you’re interested in joining CSF’s legacy society through a planned gift, please contact Gina Rindfleish at for more information.