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.
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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.

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Gifts of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to Messiah University. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy to Messiah University. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.

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Benefits of gifts of life insurance

  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • If Messiah University retains the policy to maturity, you can receive additional tax deductions by making annual gifts so that we can pay the premiums
  • If Messiah University cashes in the policy, you will be able to see firsthand how your gift supports our charitable work
  • If we retain the policy to maturity, or you name us as a beneficiary, once the policy matures, the proceeds of your policy will be paid to our organization so that we can use the proceeds to further our charitable work

How to make a gift of life insurance

To make a gift of life insurance, please contact your life insurance provider, request a beneficiary designation form from the insurer and include Messiah University as the beneficiary of your policy.

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If you have any questions about making a gift of a life insurance policy, please contact us. We would be happy to answer questions that you have.

Please let us know if you have already named us as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.

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