Legacy Giving

Making a provision in your estate plan that benefits Stetson University College of Law leaves a lasting personal legacy of support for our students and for scholarship, teaching and research. Whether you are considering a gift to a specific program or to the College of Law as a whole, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations can help. We can work with you, your family and your advisors to help you create a plan that meets both your financial and charitable goals.

Share your Generosity

Sharing with us the portion of your estate plan that benefits Stetson University allows us to thank you for your generosity and to more accurately plan for the future. 

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

  • Establish a will or living trust and designate a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or name the university the residual beneficiary after your bills have been paid and bequests to individuals have been made.
  • List Stetson University College of Law as a beneficiary of all or a percentage of your retirement account. (Retirement accounts left to individuals rather than to tax-exempt charities will be subject to taxes.)
  • Indicate the College of Law as a beneficiary of all or a percentage of a life insurance policy. (There are additional benefits for naming Stetson University as owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy.)
  • For those age 70 and older, consider establishing a charitable gift annuity or a deferred charitable gift annuity to provide additional retirement income.
  • A charitable remainder trust that may be appropriate to provide for loved ones and for Stetson University.

Stetson Society members are invited to special events, have their names included in the Stetson Society listing displayed in historic DeLand Hall. 

For more information contact Janet Caramello at [email protected] or 727-562-7980.

Stetson Society membership represents a commitment to the College of Law and to its future, and the institution  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.