Planned Gifts

Once you know all the possibilities, you may find that you can have a greater impact on the present and future of the School of Management than you ever imagined.

Bequests, revocable living trusts, charitable gift annuities and other gift instruments can allow you to support the School while protecting, and even enhancing, your own financial security.

There are many different ways to make a planned gift to the School. Donors may fund a planned gift with many assets including cash, securities, real estate, and certain personal property, such as artwork, antiques, and jewelry.

For help exploring which options best fit your interests and financial circumstances, please contact us for more information.

Learn more about planned giving opportunities at Boston University.

The Claflin Society

The Claflin Society was founded in 1985 by Elsbeth Melville (CAS’25), dean of women emerita, and named for Boston University founder Lee Claflin. The Society honors those alumni and friends who have provided for the University¬†in their estate plans, or who have established life income gifts with the University.

Since the founding of the Claflin Society, dozens of alumni and friends have joined the society each year. Today, the Society’s membership has grown to nearly 800 friends and alumni, all of whom provide critical support for the future of the University.

Qualifying gift commitments include:

  • A bequest in a will or living trust
  • Designating Boston University as the beneficiary of a retirement plan
  • A charitable remainder trust
  • A charitable lead trust
  • A charitable gift annuity
  • A gift of a remainder interest in your home or farm

The School of Management is proud to thank and recognize alumni members of the Claflin Society. See a list of alumni members (as of June 16, 2012).

If you have named the School in your will or other planned gift instrument, please contact us.