The Thomas Sumners Society was established in 2004 by the Church of St. John the Divine Memorial Endowment Fund to recognize those who remember The Church of St. John the Divine in their estate plan.

All are welcome and qualify for membership into the Society by:

  • Naming St. John the Divine in their will or trust, and/or
  • Designating life insurance policy proceeds to St. John the Divine, and/or
  • Making St. John the Divine a beneficiary of a retirement plan, IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) account

Gifts made for membership into the Sumners Society will be dedicated to the St. John the Divine Memorial Endowment Fund. With permission, members will be recognized in special publications, receive invitations to our annual celebration, and included by name on the Thomas W. Sumners memorial wall in the Administration Building.

For more information about legacy giving and becoming a member of the Sumners Society, please fill out the form below or contact the director of generosity, at generosity@sjd.org or 713.354.2218.

Legacy Giving