The Magis Legacy Society was founded in 1988 to recognize and steward generous donors to John Carroll University who have supported the University with a planned or estate gift. Such gifts might include a bequest, appreciated securities, gifts of retirement accounts, gifts of life insurance and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder unitrusts, or charitable remainder annuity trusts.

In naming the group Magis Legacy Society, we pay tribute to the ideals of Saint Ignatius. We recognize and remember John Carroll benefactors who share these high ideals and wish to support Jesuit Catholic education, which is respected for its rigor, attention to the liberal arts, emphasis on ethics, and its ability to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world.

Magis Legacy Society members and their families are remembered in a special way in the liturgies and prayers of the Jesuit Community and members are listed in the Donor Honor Roll on the JCU website, excluding those who wish to remain anonymous.  Members and their spouses are also invited to attend an annual Magis Legacy Awards Brunch held on the JCU campus.