What is the Legacy Society?

The Legacy Society is made up of those who have engaged in some sort of planned giving with us, whether they have left us in their will, donated appreciated stocks, securities, annuities, or made us the beneficiaries of retirement and life insurance policies.  Our campaign to ensure the future of our institution is an endeavor that can only be done with your help.

What is a planned gift?

Planned giving is a way of giving set up so that a supporter can leave money or assets at the time of his or her death.  It is a planned investment so that a supporter receives benefits during his or her lifetime and afterwards bequests the gift in his or her last will and testament.

With the economy as it is, planned giving allows our supporters to continue their generosity, even when money is tight.  Your gift through our Legacy Society allows you to make your contribution after money is no longer an issue.

Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and all of our supporters are united through a common goal: To do their part in building a foundation for leaders, to make a difference in the world.  Planned giving offers our supporters a chance to let their names and generosity echo for years to come.

Benefits of joining the Legacy Society

Those who give a planned gift will be offered many benefits.  Members of the Legacy Society will be:

  • Mentioned annually in our publication, the American Statesman or in our e-newsletter the Eagle,
  • Be given special reserved seating at IWP events such as Commencement and our gala dinner,
  • Invited to an IWP event held in honor Legacy Society members with founder and president John Lenczowski and a special guest speaker.
Begin your legacy today by contacting advancement@iwp.edu.