Heritage Society
How the U of M recognizes donors who make estate and other planned gift commitments

Donors who make planned gift commitments, such as including the University in their will or trust or naming the U as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan account, make a generous promise to future generations.

The U of M Foundation encourages donors who have made planned gift commitments to the U to make those intentions known so that donors can be thanked accordingly. Planned gift donors are not required to share the amount of their commitment.

When they have shared their intention to make a planned gift, donors are recognized as members of the Heritage Society, a part of the President's Club.

In addition to the benefits of being enrolled in the President's Club, all new Heritage Society members receive complimentary registration for a special annual reception and dinner with their fellow planned gift donors, along with University leaders. Heritage Society members come from near and far to enjoy this annual recognition event.