Gift Planning


Welcome to Gift Planning

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Elmhurst College and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to Elmhurst.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with various gift options by exploring Types of Planned Gifts and What to Give. Then compare gift options and/or calculate how these gifts could work for you. And of course, please contact us for assistance or to discuss your personal situation and objectives.

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Creating a Legacy

Read how generous donors like you have created a lasting legacy at Elmhurst.

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Join the Meusch Legacy Society

The Meusch Legacy Society was created in 1999 as a way to recognize the generosity of individuals who have included Elmhurst College in their estate plans.

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Bequest Intention Form

If you have already included Elmhurst College in your estate plan or are planning on making a bequest, please contact us or complete and submit the bequest intention form.

Gift Planning Blog

You Can Make a Legacy Gift Without Changing Your Will

Four ways you can make a legacy gift to us without making any revisions to your will.

Thinking About a New Car? Consider a Different Kind of Vehicle—For a Planned Gift!

The many types of planned giving vehicles can provide tax advantages and other benefits specific to donors’ situations.

The Bell Lap of Life May Include a Legacy Gift to Charity

The final stage of life often inspires donors to make legacy gifts to charity.

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