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Ivy Legacy Society

What is the Ivy Legacy Society?

This is a special group of William Woods University alumni and friends who have made specific provisions in their estate plans, making the university a beneficiary of a will, life insurance policy, or trust. The Ivy Legacy Society is a way in which the university can publicly recognize you for making a planned gift. When others see a peer's name listed, it also encourages them to consider making a planned gift.

Who should consider participating?

You should consider becoming a part of the Ivy Legacy Society when you are planning your estate. No matter what your income level or the size of your estate, you should consider leaving a planned gift as part of your overall philanthropy.

For more information about types of planned gifts, please see the planned gifts page.

Too often, the university learns of an estate gift too late to thank the donor personally or to extend appreciation for the impact of the gift on students. Furthermore, awareness of planned gifts enables the university to conduct long-range planning in a more informed manner.

Benefits & ways to participate in the Ivy Legacy Society

  • Your name is added as a new leaf on a special recognition ivy sculpture in the main corridor of the William S. Woods Academic Building.

  • You may make a gift in memory of a loved one as a lasting tribute.

  • Ivy Legacy members are listed in the annual Donor Honor Roll in The Woods magazine.

  • You may qualify for significant tax benefits through a bequest or trust.

  • Gifts to WWU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Members are acknowledged by...

inclusion on a special recognition sculpture in the main corridor of the William S. Woods Academic Building and in the annual donor honor roll in The Woods magazine.

For information regarding the Ivy Legacy Society contact