Planned Giving

Planned gifts are donations made to St. Olaf as part of a donor’s overall financial or estate plan. With a little forethought and planning you can make a significant gift to the college without affecting your current lifestyle or your family’s security.

You don’t have to be wealthy to consider a planned gift. Instead, by using financial tools — insurance policies, retirement accounts, trusts, annuities, and more — you can maximize your assets and leave a larger legacy than you might have imagined. In doing so, you play a vital role in the future of the college.

Since its founding, St. Olaf has been sustained by generous planned gifts. Today, the college needs the next generation of donors to step forward and ensure its future by making planned gifts at all levels. As you make plans to protect your family’s future, consider including a planned gift to St. Olaf. Our staff can help you find the giving opportunity that best fits your situation and your family’s needs.

If you have made an estate provision for St. Olaf, please inform us of your intentions by completing an electronic Letter of Intent. If you prefer a paper version, please complete a Letter of Intent for a Single Donor (pdf) or a Letter of Intent for Two Donors (pdf). Return the signed and completed Letter of Intent to St. Olaf using the mailing address on the form.

Contact us and pledge your commitment to St. Olaf today. The legacy you create will make a difference for generations of Oles to come.

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