where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.”
Dear Brophy Family,
The essence of estate planning is really about generosity
and the willingness to respond with joy to gifts of
grace. While a planned gift can be a wise financial
choice, the manner we use to dispose of our estates
says a lot about who we are and what we value. Mrs.
William Henry Brophy’s intention to memorialize
her husband’s life in 1928 has become, in 2006,
a legacy of education and service to generations of
The preservation of this legacy and our ability to
ensure its longevity rests now with us, Brophy’s
alumni, parents and friends, who share Mrs. Brophy’s
desire to serve the Jesuit mission of forming men of
faith and conscience.
So often I am asked, “Why give to Brophy?”
For 78 years Brophy has been a promise to the Phoenix
metropolitan area to graduate young men who not only
excel in the fields of science, math and the fine arts,
but who also engage in their communities through acts
of service. Thousands of Brophy alumni and current students
represent the living legacy and tradition of that promise.
Why give to Brophy? Imagine Brophy students helping
to build houses in Oaxaca, tutoring young students here
in Phoenix or sharing a week of their time with families
in Appalachia. Imagine graduates living in solidarity
with orphans in Nicaragua; Rhodes Scholars; business
leaders. This is what Brophy students become. Give to
Brophy so we can help form the next generation of Men
I thank you for considering remembering Brophy in your
May you continue to be blessed abundantly,
Edward A. Reese, S.J.