The Father Finn Society is enjoying an unexpected growth spurt. And that’s a good thing for the future of the University. The society, which recognizes those who remember Xavier in their will or through other planned gifts, added 38 new members in the past year. That came as a pleasant surprise for Mark McLaughlin, director for estate and trust services. Original goals called for a 10-percent increase—about 16 new members.
After this explosive year, McLaughlin is hoping for a relatively modest 15-percent growth in membership over the next 12 months. “We’d like to be near 300 members in the next few years.”