Brady Nelson, drawing and painting major, "My favorite NMU experience was the relationships I have made. I have trust and friendship with my professors. The friends I made will be those I keep for life. The conversations we have shared have always been exciting and empowering. I will never forget their enthusiasm in my dreams and for what I was doing in the arts. I am here because loved ones inspired me to do great things."
What 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.
The 1899 Society: Recognizing a legacy of Planned Giving
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.