Fr. Dan Hurley Legacy Society
So often we hear from friends who are interested in making a legacy gift to the Mountain through their estate plans. Friends of the Society give these gifts through a bequest in a will, trust, life insurance or charitable gift annuity to continue to assist with our mission and help ensure that the Mountain’s legacy of “Making all things new!” will prosper for generations to come.
For more information about making a planned gift and joining the Daniel A. Hurley ofm Legacy Society, please call or email Mary Schlosser at [email protected] / 716-375-2081.
In Dan Hurley’s Words
Why have I remembered Mt. Irenaeus in my will?
The answer is simple. Mt. Irenaeus needs to be financially sustained so that the next generation and the generations to follow can experience the peace, the natural beauty and the spirituality of the Mountain that enables a person to deepen his or her relationship with God. It is to experience the wonderful social interaction of students, alumni, visitors of all faiths and the friars-in-residence at meals, in Holy Peace Chapel or walking the trails packed with snow, lined with spring flowers or surrounded with the blaze of fall foliage. The quiet setting and the natural beauty of the place create a contemplative atmosphere that helps a person develop a personal relationship with God.
It is so fitting that the estate planned giving initiative is entitled The Daniel A. Hurley, ofm Legacy Society. Fr. Dan was a joyful man of God who touched the lives of so many as a teacher on campus, as Bona’s national alumni chaplain and as an example of the Franciscan values of love, humility, simplicity and humor. He used these attributes to teach us so much and he always finished his conversation with an infectious laugh that just made a person feel happy and at peace. We are blessed that Fr. Dan Hurley co-founded Mt. Irenaeus and chose to minister there until he passed away in 2010. I would ask everyone who is now reading this tribute to Fr. Dan to take action and make Mt. Irenaeus part of their estate planned giving. Do not wait. Become a member of the Hurley Legacy Society today
Mike Hahn, SBU Class of ’64