Donors making estate and other planned gift commitments are recognized through a special society of the Presidents Club
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 accounts, 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 Presidents Club.
In addition to the benefits of being enrolled in the Presidents 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.