Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

El Retiro Society

Remembering The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Makes Sense

Our Mission

The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, a community of prayer, offers the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola to all. Through our sharing of the Exercises, rooted in the Word of God and in the Catholic tradition, the Spirit frees minds and hearts to mature in friendship with Christ, to find God in every aspect of experience, and to live Gospel values.


We are grateful for the gifts that come after the donors’ lifetime, bearing witness that the Retreat Center that they supported and cherished does indeed change lives.

Your legacy of support makes the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos stronger, sustainable and better equipped to reach future generations with our message to live by the Ignatian norm that calls us to find God in all things; to discover where God will best be served and where people will best be helped; to show love in deeds and not just in words.

You may leave a legacy by

  • Bequest

    • A gift made in a will to fund an organization that will save the donor estate tax

  • Charitable Remainder Trust

    • A Charitable donation that provides the donor with a tax deduction and payments for life

  • Charitable Gift Annuity

    • A Charitable donation that provides the donor with a tax deduction and payments for life

  • Retained Life Estate

    • A charitable donation for which the donor retains ownership and possession for life

  • Life Insurance Policy

    • Make a charitable gift by naming a charitable organization or fund the beneficiary of a life insurance policy and receive a tax deduction

You may choose your Fund Designation

  • General Operations

  • Capital Improvement

    • Example: a specific building, such as the Rossi Chapel, or a Grounds Feature, such as a garden or pathway

  •  Centennial Capital Campaign

  • Scholarships

    • Religious Sisters

    • Recovery

    • High School

    • Homeboys

    • General

  • Jesuit Community

  • Endowment

  • Other



Annual Dinner and Mass

As part of the El Retiro Society, each year you will be invited to be a guest at a special Mass and Annual Dinner where you will learn about the state of JRC. This is an opportunity to connect with other members of the El Retiro Society.

To become a members, simply complete this intention form. [Click to download form]


For more information, contact Dyane Hendricks at 650.766.4885 or