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Old Main Legacy Society

The Old Main Legacy Society recognizes individuals who choose to support McKendree University through a planned gift. Members recognize the importance of supporting today's University, and ensuring its mission is carried well into the future.

How to Become a Member:

Membership is offered to all individuals and couples who let us know they have included McKendree University in their estate plans or as a beneficiary of another type of planned gift, regardless of the amount.

Gift planning offers you the chance to give to McKendree University now or after your lifetime, helping you align your charitable giving with your overall financial and estate plans. Many giving options even offer you financial benefits, allowing you to make the greatest impact on our students while maintaining future security for you and your loved ones.

Ways to support McKendree include:

  • Bequest through a will
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Beneficiary designation in a retirement plan
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Gift of life insurance by designating McKendree as the beneficiary

Members of the Old Main Legacy Society receive certain benefits, which include:

  • Inclusion in the online Old Main Legacy Society Honor Roll
  • Optional e-newsletters that share timely information to assist you in managing your financial and estate plans
  • Invitations to University events
  • The honor of belonging to a distinguished community of philanthropists

If you have already included McKendree in your estate plans, we would be happy to discuss your commitment further. Most importantly, we would appreciate the opportunity to thank you and recognize your generosity.

Is McKendree in your estate plans? Please tell us about your gift so we can make sure your gift will be used as you intend.

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