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The Stetson Society

The Stetson Society was founded in 1987 to recognize those individuals who have informed the university that they have helped provide for the financial future of the university and its students with a provision in their estate plan.

Ways to Participate

In 2003, the university's Board of Trustees expanded the Stetson Society membership to include donors who establish perpetual, endowment funds during their lifetime.

All Stetson Society members are invited to special events, have their names included in the Stetson Society listing displayed in historic DeLand Hall and receive the quarterly Current Financial Planner newsletter.

For more information contact the Office of Gift Planning at 386-822-7461 or plannedgiving@stetson.edu.

Stetson Society membership represents a commitment to Stetson University and to its future, and the university deeply appreciates the significance of these generous gifts!

Helpful Tips

  • You may direct your planned gift to a specific department or program. A memo of understanding can be created to clarify your intent.
  • Planned gifts require no minimum dollar amount.
  • You can change your mind – most planned gifts can be adjusted as your life situation changes.
  • Estates that include a charitable component may also realize tax benefits.
  • It's easy to do.
  • You receive the satisfaction of giving back in a meaningful way to help future students.