Once you discover the possibilities, you’ll find you can have a greater impact on Questrom than you ever imagined.

Bequests, revocable living trusts, charitable gift annuities, and other planned giving instruments allow you to support the School while protecting, and even enhancing, your own financial security.

There are many different ways to make a planned gift to the School. Donors may fund a planned gift with many assets including cash, securities, real estate, and certain personal property, such as artwork, antiques, and jewelry.

The Claflin Society

The Claflin Society was founded in 1985 by Elsbeth Melville (CAS’25), dean of women emerita, and named for Boston University founder Lee Claflin. The Society honors those alumni and friends who have provided for the University in their estate plans, or who have established life income gifts with the University.

Since the founding of the Claflin Society, dozens of alumni and friends have joined the society each year. Today, the Society’s membership has grown to nearly 800 friends and alumni, all of whom provide critical support for the future of the University.

Qualifying gift commitments include:

  • A bequest in a will or living trust
  • Designating Boston University as the beneficiary of a retirement plan
  • A charitable remainder trust
  • A charitable lead trust
  • A charitable gift annuity
  • A gift of a remainder interest in your home or farm

Interested in learning more about Planned Giving opportunities at Boston University? Please contact the Office of Gift Planning.