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Through your legacy and estate gifts, you assist students and support Olivet's mission.
Plus, you receive personal financial benefits!

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Heritage Society

Many faithful investors in our mission desire to leave a lasting legacy — laying the foundation to sustain the University's mission well into the future. Olivet's Heritage Society recognizes and honors those individuals who make Bequests and other planned gifts.

Heritage Society members include dedicated trustees, alumni, faculty, staff and other special friends who demonstrate their commitment by investing now for long-term impact. We commend them for their vision and generosity.

You can view and print our Heritage Society membership form.

To see a list of our living Heritage Society members, click here.

How to help future students

To join the Heritage Society, giving options include:
  • Bequests by Will or Living Trust
  • Beneficiary of an IRA or other qualified retirement plan
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trust and other qualified Trusts
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Other qualified Planned Gifts

You can use gifts of cash, property, stocks or other securities to fund a planned gift and all of these gifts can be made in honor or memory of someone. Your gifts to the ONU Foundation are carefully invested to protect them as they grow.

Your benefits:

  • Personal income and estate tax benefits
  • A special Heritage Society membership certificate
  • An invitation to select Olivet donor appreciation events
  • Acknowledgment in Annual Report (request for anonymity will be respected)

Our Mission

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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.

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About Bequests

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A Bequest is a gift made through your Will or Trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

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Gift Options

Find out What to Give and learn about the best assets to make a planned gift. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property. Learn How to Give and discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits. Discover the best planned gift to meet your goals.

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