Your extraordinary generosity deserves recognition
The 1903 Society, named for the year Western Michigan University was founded, gratefully acknowledges and recognizes the generous alumni and friends who make a commitment to Western Michigan University through a will, living trust, or some other form of planned giving. Gifts such as these provide a higher degree of opportunity for Broncos today, and for generations to come.
Benefits of membership in the 1903 Society include a WMU branded commemorative gift that we hope you will treasure for many years. In addition to this small expression of gratitude, you will receive special invitations to WMU events and gatherings, including an exclusive invitation to the annual 1903 Society luncheon and admission to the 1903 Lounge at select events. Finally, you will receive regular updates on WMU developments, as well as timely information, tips, and ongoing professional gift planning services from the Office of Gift Planning.
If you have included Western Michigan University in your estate plan, please let us know by contacting Jennifer Yelovina, CFRE, CAP®, at (269) 387-8791 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to thanking you for making a difference for future Broncos, we want to ensure that your gift is properly recorded so that it will be used the way you intend. If you prefer to remain anonymous, we will gladly honor your request.
With your gift, you join an important circle of alumni and friends who are committed to the long-term success of the University, its faculty and students.
Gifts that Qualify for Membership
- An estate commitment in your will or revocable trust
- A life-income gift that names WMU as a remainder beneficiary, such as a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity
- A charitable lead trust that provides income to WMU for a donor's lifetime or a term of years
- A gift or assignment of qualified retirement plan assets, such as an IRA, 401(k) or 403(b)
- A gift of life insurance
- Other planned gifts