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Drexel Society

Inspired by the tradition started by St. Katharine Drexel, this society was established in 2011. The Drexel Society is our way of recognizing those who make planned gifts to our Mission which take many different forms. To learn how you can provide a legacy of support to St. Francis Mission and the Lakota people, please download the Drexel Society Brochure, call our Foundation office at 605.718.7912, or email us at


Ways to Become a Drexel Society Member

(Note: This is not a complete list of ways to become a member of this society. Call or email us today to see if your planned gift qualifies you as a member of the Drexel Society!)

  • Bequest in will
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Retirement account lifetime gift
  • Beneficiary designation life insurance provision
  • Charitable gift annuity

If you think you are a member of this society, please let us know by printing out and mailing the Drexel Society Giving Intent Card! (This card is a non-binding commitment. Written consent is needed to welcome members. Your gift will be held in strict confidence.)


St. Katharine Drexel with children

St. Katharine Drexel with children

Drexel Society Members

Dan and Christine Benson

Gregory J. Christoffel

Gerald B. Cullinane

Karl Hansen

Thomas Janeroux

Art Janus

John E. Johnson

Edward and Gretchen Kramer

Sharon Anne Laswell

Mary Parker

Louis A. Shainker

Drexel Society