Create a Legacy

Create a Legacy

RATIONALE

  • By including Messiah College in your will or other deferred gift arrangement, you will play an important part-along with other members of the Heritage Society-in educating future generations of servant leaders through your stewardship plans.
  • The current strategic plan calls for increasing the endowment to $150 million. We know that a strong endowment helps to keep a Messiah College education affordable.

GOALS

  • To encourage 100 individuals/families to include Messiah College in their estate plans through December 2018.
  • To encourage full participation by the current Board of Trustees.
  • To have estate planning conversations with as many former board members as possible.
  • To increase participation among alumni, parents and friends of Messiah.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Every estate planning gift, regardless of amount, will be included in this initiative.
  • Participation will be counted as follows:
  • Bequest provision-specify a specific amount or a percentage of the estate
  • Qualified Retirement Plan - include Messiah College as beneficiary in IRA, 401k, 403B plans
  • Life Insurance - include Messiah as a beneficiary
  • Commercial Annuity - include Messiah as a beneficiary
  • Living Trust

SAMPLE LANGUAGE TO ADD MESSIAH TO YOUR WILL:

I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP] give, devise and bequeath to Messiah College, situated in Grantham, Pennsylvania [written amount, description of property or percentage of the estate] for its unrestricted use and purposes.
Messiah College's tax ID #23-1352661.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact the Messiah College Planned and Leadership Gift Department
at 717-796-5051 or collegedev@messiah.edu, or visit messiah.edu/createalegacy

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