Legacy Society

Ensuring the University's Long-Term Success

Pioneer Legacy Society


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 an estate commitment, 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. Sharing the news of your estate commitment or other planned gift allows us to extend our gratitude and to discuss with you the impact you would like your gift to have. 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 as it supports DU's planning for the future. If you have not yet included DU in your plans and you would like to explore the best options for you and your family, please  contact us. We are happy to assist you on a confidential basis.

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 DU-branded commemorative gift that we hope you will treasure for years to come.

In addition to this small expression 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.

Free Estate Planning Tool

Join fellow the University supporters on Giving Docs, a safe, secure and free-for-life suite of estate plan essentials. If you choose to include the University in your estate plans, you'll be eligible for the Pioneer Legacy Society benefits!

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