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Since 1951, Palma School has been shaping minds, transforming lives and making the world a better place through the unique, time-tested Chieftain experience.

To honor our past, we’ve created the 1951 Society, a prestigious, honorary group of alumni, faculty, staff and friends who have chosen to support Palma School by including us in their will or through a planned gift. 

Members of the 1951 Society do more than support student excellence, they also ensure the longevity of our school while leaving a lasting testament of their personal values and vision for the future. 

Becoming a member of the 1951 Society is easy. If you’ve made a legacy gift of any kind and of any size to Palma School, then you are eligible to join this prestigious group. All you have to do is let us know. You may remain anonymous if you choose.


Scientific research suggests that it takes merely seven seconds to make a first impression. Fortunately, you have far more time — a lifetime in fact — to leave a LASTING impression.  

Statistics show that 56% of Americans believe that estate planning is important. Yet, only 33% of adults in the U.S. have documented their end-of-life plans.

Furthermore, 41% of people between the ages of 18 and 34 — and 34% of people between 35 and 54 — have never discussed their plans with anyone.


A well-documented plan is a crucial step in protecting what you’ve worked so hard to earn. Through planned giving, not only can you provide enduring support to the people and causes that you hold most dear, but you can also reap financial benefits for yourself or loved ones for life. The table  illustrates various giving strategies to consider as you plan your legacy.

In addition to tax advantages, here are three more benefits of joining the 1951 Society

  • You will be recognized and celebrated at an annual reception and in future publications. 
  • You set an example for others to follow, even if you choose to remain anonymous. 
  • Your gift is ensured to be honored as you have intended.
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Let’s Talk

Contact the Institutional Advancement office at 831.422.2309

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Mindful of our primary mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, Palma School admits students of any race, color, national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. Palma School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, nor age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. While Palma School does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not be available. Likewise, Palma School does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin. Palma School reserves the right to be a sole judge of merit, competence and qualifications, and can favor Catholic applicants and co-workers in all employment decisions, especially in those positions that have direct bearing upon the pastoral activity of the Church.