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The Pioneer Legacy Society was established to honor all those who have taken the special step of including DU in their long-term plans through a bequest provision, life-income gift, or other deferred giving arrangement.

The Pioneer Legacy Society celebrates and promotes the tradition of generosity, connectedness, and trust at the University. If you would like to learn more about ways to include DU in your plans, please contact us for a confidential consultation.

How to Join

The following types of commitments qualify you for membership: If you have already included DU in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know. Your willingness to be listed as a member of The Pioneer Legacy Society encourages others to follow your example. We acknowledge and respect those who wish to remain anonymous, but we urge you to let us know of your plans on a confidential basis in any case. It supports DU's planning for the future. Of course, if you have not yet included DU in your plans and you would like to explore the best options for you and your family, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be glad to assist you on a confidential basis and without any obligation.

Benefits of Membership

In an effort to preserve your legacy for the purpose it is intended, we have chosen a few simple ways to recognize your commitment. Each new member will receive a letter of thanks along with a DU-branded commemorative gift that we hope you will treasure for years to come.

In addition to these small expressions of gratitude, you will also receive special invitations to University events and lectures, including an exclusive invitation to the Annual Pioneer Legacy Society Event. Lastly, as a member of The Pioneer Legacy Society, you will receive timely information, tips, and ongoing professional gift planning services from the Office of Gift Planning.