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

Janet and Frank Abbott, Jr.
Jack Allain '53 †
Daphne and James Araujo '61
Mrs. James N. Ayoob
Kerry † and Claudia Bach 
Barbara and Walter Joseph Bankovitch
Laverne Barrett
Anne Barrows
Nada Barulich
Linda and Russell Bertetta '67
Col. Lawrence E. Bielstein, USAF '54
Midge and Joseph Bracco '58
Dennis Byrne '55 †
Rev. Leonard J. Calegari '52 †
Ling Ling Gu Chang and Walter Chang
Capt. Michael R. Condon '65
Matilde and Richard DeLuna
Ted † and Nancy DeSmedt 
Steve Difu '60
Gerald Driscoll '49 †
Thomas Duffy †
Ellen Einarsson
Jennifer † and Michael Fadelli '88
Sally and Richard Fambrini '59
Eleanor Figoni †
Pam Frisella
Nancy and James Gogan
Robert Grassilli '66
Fred Guibara '58 †
Guidici Family Trust
Rev. Stephen H. Howell '63
Joseph Hurley, Jr. '79 †
June and James Jordan
Most Rev. William J. Justice '60
Rev. John P. Kavanaugh †
George † and Addie Keller †
Edward Keller, Jr. '47 †
William Killilea '56 †
Kathy Lavezzo
Libby and Ronald Longinotti '72
Pamela and Dennis Lucey '58
Mary and Lars Lund
Stephen Lundin '70
Rev. J. Thomas Madden
Lynne and Tevis Martin III '74
Barbara and Michael McGinley
Steven † and Lizah McLaughlin 
Robert McLaughlin '55 †
Lizah McLaughlin, Psy.D., LMFT
Sally Mellinger
Bernadette and Thomas Mellott III '60 †
Maryann and Joseph Millett '59
Carl Moroney '60
Thomas Murray '53
Leo Nicolini †
A. James Oakes, Jr. '58
Edward Ottoboni '59 †
Joey and Michael Peterson
Kevin Ragan †
Richard Reich, DDS '61
Bernard Reichmuth '53 †
Theresa and Stephen Rutledge
James and Madeline † Sherry  
Ingeborg  Shumelda † 
Ferencz  Sipos †
Juliane and Robert Sullivan
Ed Taylor
Simona and Michael Verdone '72
Randy Vogel
Rosalie and John Walsh, MD '56
Lori and David Whitney
Clare Willard †

† deceased