Is Messiah University included in your Estate Plans?

A significant source of support for Messiah is to document bequest intentions to the University. Knowing and documenting future bequests is important for a number of reasons:

  1. We want to be able to recognize and thank those who wish to Create a Legacy with the University.
  2. We want to be good stewards and utilize the bequest in the way it was desired.
  3. Knowing bequest intentions will enable the University to better plan for its financial future.

Legacy gifts have been critical to Messiah University's mission. They make up 80% of our endowment, have helped us build numerous facilities, and provided much needed financial aid to students. If you included Messiah University in your estate plans, please print, complete and mail the Confidential Charitable Bequest Intent form to: Messiah University, One University Ave., Suite 3013, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Messiah University Donor Stories

"Scholarship" donor story

"I was provided with excellent educational opportunities at Messiah. This foundation provided for a wonderful career with advancements along the way. I would not have been able to attend University without generous financial support from many sources, including Messiah University. I have been blessed by God's leading and supply for my needs. My purpose in giving is to support the mission of Messiah University and provide blessings to students. I routinely support Messiah University financially, but felt led to endow a scholarship. I have also remembered the University in my will. These gifts will provide ongoing support for students and for the needs of the University."

Karen E Milakovic

"Trust" donor story

"Where else can you find a University with the credo 'Christ Preeminent'? As a graduate of Messiah University, and parents of alumni, we are indebted to our Lord for secondary education that is Christ centered. My wife Donna and I are humbled to be a small part of the ministry Messiah University affords their students. He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

Jerry and Donna Underkoffler

"Bequest" donor story

"For these two alumni in retirement, nothing could be more fulfilling than the opportunity to engage with a new generation. We are honored to share our resources in order to preserve the glow of this bright candle called Messiah University."

Jerry and Ruth Wolgemuth