Wednesday, September 28, 2011
DRINKARD ANNOUNCES $500,000 PLANNED GIFT TO ST. BERNARD
Cullman, AL Mr. Roy Drinkard announced a $500,000 planned gift to the Saint Bernard Clairvaux Society. Mr. Drinkard’s leadership gift will serve as a foundation gift for Saint Bernard’s $10 million planned giving program. The Clairvaux Society’s Planned Giving endowment goal was announced in 2010 as part of St. Bernard’s 10 Year Strategic Plan.
Mr. Drinkard announced his gift on September 26, at a luncheon honoring the benefactors of St. Bernard and the fortieth anniversary of Abbot Cletus Meagher’s and Father Marcus Voss’s ordination to the priesthood. In toasting Abbot Cletus’ and Father Marcus’s dedicated service to St. Bernard and the Cullman community, Mr. Drinkard encouraged everyone to remember St. Bernard in their wills and estate plans.
Roy Drinkard graduated from St. Bernard Prep School in 1938 and was honored as its first Distinguished Alumnus in June, 2009. A U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, and a distinguished civic and business leader for over 60 years, Mr. Drinkard’s gift reinforces his commitment to St. Bernard, Cullman, and North Alabama.