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

The Season of Life, the Gift of Life Insurance

Your taxes are paid, the flowers are blooming, those April snow showers are a distant memory as spring takes full hold.

It’s Tax Filing Season: Did You Take Advantage of Financial and Charitable Strategies?

If March Madness describes the three-week college basketball tournament that ends April 2, then April Madness describes tax time.

So Where Are Your Most Important Estate-Planning Documents?

For most of us, encountering one of life's milestones prompts us to prepare a will—and we finally go through the process of assigning assets to our loved ones and charitable beneficiaries.

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