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Your Legacy, Your Way

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Bequests
    Alumna Lois Fitzgerald created a bequest to memorialize her husband through a scholarship for Aviation students.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    Burton Wheatlake ('35) established a charitable gift annuity to generate personal income while funding two Westminster scholarships memorializing his parents.
  • Endowment Gift
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They both had been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
  • Life Insurance
    Westminster College can be named as a full or partial beneficiary of an IRA, 401K, certificate of deposit, or savings account. This makes the most sense with IRAs and retirement plans as heirs must pay income tax on these accounts, while Westminster will pay no taxes whatsoever.
  • Real Estate
    The Schow family used the sale of property to fund a Westminster scholarship in perpetuity. Learn how you can do the same.
  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting her favorite charity's website, June came across the idea of a give it twice trust. She contacted the charity for more information.