Launched in 1994, the Legacy Society recognizes and honors the many benefactors who have made enduring gifts by including Stevens Institute of Technology in their financial or estate plans. Stevens was actually founded with a significant bequest from Edwin A. Stevens, and it is therefore all the more fitting to recognize and celebrate the original foresight and support of the Stevens family through membership in the Legacy Society. Through gift planning, you help assure the University will accumulate and deploy the financial resources that enable us to operate and grow as a premier institution, training and educating the next generations of technologists and problem-solvers who will address the world’s complex challenges. Membership in the Society involves no dues, obligations, nor solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the thoughtful plans you have made.
Criteria for Membership
When you establish a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust with Stevens, or notify us in writing that you have established a trust, bequest or other planned gift for the University, you immediately become eligible for membership in the Legacy Society. Your planned gift may be for any amount, and your gift may either be unrestricted or designated for a specific program.
To acknowledge your thoughtfulness and generosity, you receive an inscribed certificate, a Legacy Society keepsake, special mention in Stevens publications and invitations to members-only events.
How do I become a member?
Joining the Stevens Legacy Society is easy! Simply inform us in writing that you have included Stevens in your estate plan and provide us with one of the following pieces of documentation:
• A completed and signed Confidential Statement of Charitable Gift Provision form
• A copy of the pertinent provisions in your will or trust
• A copy of the life insurance policy naming Stevens as beneficiary
• A letter from your attorney stating that you have included Stevens in your estate plan
• Or simply contact Michael Governor at (201) 216-8967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your information will be kept confidential. It is important that we know of your intention to enable Stevens to plan for the future. Most important, it gives us the opportunity to thank you and to work with you on the specifics of your intention.
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