Gonzaga College High School Means a Lot to Our Family
Paul ’68 and Katherine Norton Warren
Paul and Kathy Warren are the parents of two Gonzaga alumni, Chris, ‘95 and Tim, ‘01. Paul over the years has served his alma mater in several volunteer and leadership capacities, including being President of the Fathers Club and a member of the Board of Directors. When asked, Paul and Kathy happily shared why they will continue to support Gonzaga through their estate plans.
"A decade or so ago while putting together our will Kathy and I quickly agreed to leave some money to the school. Kathy knew how much Gonzaga meant to me and saw how it helped form myself and our sons, Chris and Tim.
A day literally does not go by without my thinking of our school on Eye Street. The thought of it ceasing to exist or unable to provide scholarships for lack of funds pained me a great deal, particularly when I could do something substantial about it upon our deaths. We believe we are accountable to future generations in many ways. Further, my time as a Gonzaga Board member and Fathers Club president gave me confidence to know that we are in good hands with the Jesuits. As one who has written several books about Gonzaga's history, I found that time and time again Gonzaga's existence was threatened. Dire financial straits almost permanently sank the school, in the 1820s, 1860s, 1880s and 1970s. Yet Gonzaga survived because of its alumni, parents, Jesuits and supporters. While Gonzaga thrives today, there are no guarantees for tomorrow and there will always be scores of poor boys who deserve an education which we can supply.
We have been blessed to have the wherewithal to leave money to Gonzaga and other charities. I don't take this for granted for one minute. It's an honor for us to know that through our gift, we will literally be part of Gonzaga forever."
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