Press Release: Thane Kreiner and Steven Lovejoy ’78 Announce $3.7 Million Estate Gift to Santa Clara
Longtime bioscience entrepreneur and Santa Clara University leader Thane Kreiner and his husband Steven Lovejoy ’78 have announced plans to donate the remainder of their estate—assets currently worth $3.7 million—to benefit two impact-driven programs at Santa Clara University.
The legacy gift, included in the couple’s estate plan, would benefit programs Kreiner has led or shaped for years:
- Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and
- The Black Corporate Board Readiness (BCBR) program in the Silicon Valley Executive Center at Santa Clara.
“These programs have brought immense purpose and impact into my life, my marriage, and the world,” said Kreiner. “Steve and I want whatever is left when we die to make a real difference for people and planet.”
This remainder gift would be unrestricted and available to provide flexibility for maintaining and innovating within their chosen programs.
“Santa Clara has benefited from the strong leadership, energy, and vision of Dr. Thane Kreiner for almost two decades,” said Santa Clara President Julie Sullivan. “This gift from Thane and Steve will help ensure the ongoing impact of two programs that are vital to our Jesuit mission for equity and social justice.”
Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University.
- Social Enterprise