Planned Giving

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Make a lasting impact

With a little planning, you can support your loved ones and make a significant gift to St. Olaf College without affecting your finances today.

By using common financial tools — insurance policies, retirement accounts, trusts, charitable gift annuities, and more — you can maximize your assets and leave a larger legacy than you might have imagined.

Whether you are revising your existing plan or creating your first, we are ready to partner with you. Thank you for being a vital part of St. Olaf’s future.

Share the details of your plan today – Complete a letter of intent

Types of Planned and Estate Gifts


Helping Ole Women Access the World

By including St. Olaf in her will, Karen Clark ’70 is now helping Oles like Virginia Culhane ’21 take on the world.

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Securing the future for Ole musicians

“St. Olaf is unique in having such superb balance and quality among its musical ensembles. It is rewarding for us to experience music performed by Oles. In our estate planning we had a choice between giving money to the government or to St. Olaf. Giving this gift was a really easy choice for us.”

— Donna and Mike Wolsted

A transformative experience

“My parents instilled in me the idea that we all should support places that have had an impact on us. My experience at St. Olaf was transformative, so I wanted to include St. Olaf in our estate plan.”

— Beth McDowell Baldwin ’90

Contact Us

Unsure where to begin with planned giving?

Let us help

Do you have a new or recently revised estate plan?

Share a letter of intent with St. Olaf College

Additional questions?

Contact a gift officer

Alumni Hall
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057