Consider Becoming a Member of the 1867 Society

The 1867 Society recognizes and honors persons who have included Peru State College in their estate planning. These alumni and friends have made wonderfully thoughtful commitments to the College and their recognition as members of the 1867 Society encourages others to consider similar gift planning.

Including Peru State in one's estate plan is testimony that the College has been particularly appreciated by the donor and that he/she wants to help perpetuate the College's good health and its service to future generations of students. The gift is typically accomplished through a bequest in a will; creation of a charitable trust; a charitable gift annuity; or a beneficiary designation in a life insurance policy or retirement account.

While such gifts are often larger than a donor may have made previously, no minimum-size gift commitment is required for 1867 Society membership.

Making such a planned gift will often generate tax benefits during one's lifetime and/or at settlement of one's estate. Anyone planning an estate-type gift to benefit Peru State College is encouraged to consult with his or her tax advisor as part of that process.

Thanks to the generosity of many generations of alumni and friends of Peru State, the Peru State College Foundation is able to provide nearly $500,000 annually of financial assistance to Peru State students and to support a variety of programs and initiatives at the College.

Interested? Ask if you would like to know more. Contact the Foundation Office at 402-872-2304 or