Planned Giving

Brady NelsonWhat is Planned Giving?

A gift, made during lifetime or at death as part of your overall financial and/or estate planning. Some examples of planned giving are:  bequests, life insurance, life income plans, charitable gift annuities, memorials and endowments.

What can Planned Giving do for you?

Planned giving provides opportunities to realize your charitable vision and make a lasting and significant commitment to the future of NMU and its students. In addition, during uncertain economic times, a planned gift may allow assets to recover and potentially increase the value of your gift while, with some options, offering a competitive return on investment.

Can I specify how my gift will be used?

Yes. You can direct your gift to any number of areas including NMU departments, privately funded scholarships, programs or services.

How can I learn more about Planned Giving?

The NMU Foundation Web site provides access to information on a wide variety of estate planning options, news, calculators and will planning. Click here to learn more.


When you designate a planned gift of $10,000 or more to NMU in your estate plans - through wills, trusts, life income gifts, IRAs, retirement plans, life insurance policies and other vehicles - you will join other select individuals in the 1899 Society.

Learn more about the 1899 Society.