John has extensive experience assisting donors in making gifts of California real property and other complex assets. John directed legacy giving for a national conservation organization for 15+ years. He joined USF’s gift planning program in 2014. He has also worked in healthcare, disaster preparedness, and public television.
Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Helping you on your journey to transformational gifts
The University of San Francisco’s Gift Planning team is here to help you create a customized plan that meets your charitable and financial objectives. We offer a complete menu of giving opportunities. From planning a bequest from your will or living trust, to increasing your current income with a charitable gift annuity, we can help you evaluate your options. Our team has extensive experience working with gifts of real property and other complex assets. To learn more, please contact us by phone, email, or visit us on campus.
Louise Lucchesi works closely with legacy donors to ensure they are actively engaged with programs at USF that are most important to them. She joined USF in 2003. Prior to USF, Louise held senior positions during a 27 year career in private banking. As a San Francisco native, Louise maintains deep ties to San Francisco’s Catholic community.
Sarah builds awareness among alumni and donor constituencies about the many opportunities to make a legacy gift to USF. She manages the gift planning marketing and communication program, including ‘Bringing USF to You’, and donor testimonials. Prior to USF, she worked in Gift Planning at Seattle University, and volunteered in AmeriCorps for three years.
University of San Francisco
Office of Gift Planning
2130 Fulton Street, LMR 315
San Francisco, CA 94117-0148
We provide this information to illustrate the potential financial benefits of supporting USF. These illustrations should not be viewed as legal, accounting or other professional advice. We encourage our alumni and friends to consult with their own legal and tax advisors before completing a gift.