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Estate Gifts for Greatest Need


We can’t always know what tomorrow will bring; estate gifts earmarked for use “wherever need is greatest” help Berry both capitalize on the future and defend against it. 

John Kemp Quote

“Berry provided me with a lot of basic things to get my life started. It was there when I needed it. This is one small way I can contribute to Berry's future and to the future of its students.”

John Kemp (64C)

Since Berry’s founding, unrestricted gifts made through the wills of alumni and friends have sustained the school during difficult periods in our nation’s history and funded exciting advances for students. Donors have run the gamut – from alumni and friends who know us well to an out-of-state chemist who visited just once. Some of Berry’s most famous and visionary friends have chosen to support the college in this far-reaching, flexible way. 

Some estate gifts become wonderful surprises; even better is the security of knowing they are there for the future. Those who alert us to their estate plans become members of the Berry Heritage Society and highly valued contributors to this campaign. All gifts of all sizes are important.

Gifts of this type can be made through Berry’s Planned Giving Program. Such gifts take many forms, ranging from bequests and life insurance policies to charitable gift annuities, IRA rollovers and real estate.  Often times, these giving options result in immediate tax deductions and other financial benefits.

To learn more contact Helen Lansing at 877-461-0039 (toll-free) or hlansing@berry.edu. She can provide additional information or put you in touch with one of the financial planning experts on Berry’s Planned Giving Council.