Father Serra Heritage Society

In September 1944, Serra High School opened its doors with a faculty of five and a student body of 86 freshmen and sophomores. Established by Archbishop Mitty as the Archdiocesan high school of San Mateo County, it was named in honor of Padre Junípero Serra, the Apostle of California, and was the first Catholic high school west of the Mississippi to be staffed entirely by diocesan priests. Today, Serra's success in academics, extracurricular activities and spiritual growth is renowned.

Named after our patron Saint, the Father Serra Heritage Society is an ensemble of generous donors from our school community who have designated an estate gift to Serra High School. In total, millions of dollars have been raised for Serra’s endowment and capital projects as a direct result of Heritage Society gifts. Gifts can be directed to any fund a donor wishes. Members of the Heritage Society believe in quality education, leadership and innovation. They believe that a Serra education is among the best in the nation.

In appreciation for making a planned gift to Serra, we pay special tribute to our donors by inviting them to join the Father Serra Heritage Society. Members of the Father Serra Heritage Society are honored in every issue of Traditions magazine, are invited to special events, and receive complimentary passes to campus activities.

For more information on how you can plan to make an estate gift to Serra and become a member of the Father Serra Heritage Society, please contact the Serra Advancement Office, or call 650.573.9935.


A bequest to Serra requires a relatively simple addition to your existing will, which is known as a codicil. Your attorney can draft the proper legal document to be added to your Will. To review your options, please contact Serra’s Advancement Office at 650.573.9935. We have assembled a team of experts in their fields who can help you help Serra.

Types of Bequests

Bequests can help Serra High School meet ongoing needs, such as faculty development or program improvements, or they can be designated for the General Endowment Fund. Either way, bequests are a special investment in a Serra education.

Suggestions for the use of your bequest

Junipero Serra High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID: 94-1156697

For more information, please contact:
The Serra Advancement Office
or call 650,573,9935


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Abbott, Jr.
Mr. Jack Allain '53 †
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Araujo '61
Mrs. James N. Ayoob
Mr. Kerry Bach †
Mrs. Claudia Bach
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Joseph Bankovitch
Mrs. Laverne Barrett
Ms. Anne H. Barrows
Ms. Nada Barulich
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bertetta '67
Col. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Bielstein '54
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Bracco '58
Mr. Dennis M. Byrne '55 †
Rev. Leonard J. Calegari '52 †
Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Chang
Capt. Michael R. Condon '65
Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeLuna
Mrs. Nancy C. DeSmedt
Mr. Ted DeSmedt †
Mr. and Mrs. Steve A. Difu '60
Mr. Gerald J. Driscoll '49 †
Mr. Thomas O. Duffy †
Mrs. Ellen Einarsson
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fadelli '88
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Fambrini '59
Mrs. Eleanor Figoni †
Mrs. Pam Frisella
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Gogan
Mr. Robert J. Grassilli '66
Mr. Fred L. Guibara '58 †
Guidici Family Trust
Rev. Stephen H. Howell '63
Joseph D. Hurley, Jr. '79  †
Mr. and Mrs. James Jordan
Most Rev. William J. Justice '60
Mrs. Addie Keller †
Mr. George Keller †
Mr. Edward E. Keller, Jr. '47 †
Mr. William B. Killilea '56 †
Ms. Kathy O. Lavezzo
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Longinotti '72
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Lucey '58
Mr. and Mrs. Lars J. Lund
Mr. and Mrs. Tevis P. Martin III '74
Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGinley
Mr. Robert E. McLaughlin '55  †
Mr. Steven McLaughlin, Sr.  †
Dr. Lizah McLaughlin
Mrs. Sally Mellinger
Mr. Thomas J. Mellott III '60 †
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. MIllett '59
Mr. Carl J. Moroney '60
Mr. Thomas P. Murray '53
Mr. Leo Nicolini †
Mr. A. James Oakes, Jr. '58
Mr. Edward George Ottoboni '59 †
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Peterson
Mr. Kevin Ragan †
Mr. Richard L. Riech '61
Mr. Bernard L. Reichmuth '53 †
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rutledge
Mr. James J. and
Madalena A. Sherry Family Trust
Mr. Ferencz Sipos †
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Sullivan
Mr. Ed Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Verdone '72
Mr. Randy Vogel
Dr. John W. Walsh '56
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Whitney
Mrs. Clare C. Willard †

† deceased