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Planned Giving

Royal Heritage Society

When you include Bethel University in your estate plan, a gift through your will, trust, insurance, retirement assets, or life income agreement, you demonstrate the depth of your commitment to Bethel. You become a member of The Royal Heritage Society, a distinguished group of investors whose combined commitments help ensure a strong and secure future for Bethel in the decades to come.

Gifts bestowed through the Royal Heritage Society support capital improvements, endowment growth, scholarships, academic programs, and a variety of other important services and programs.

On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of Bethel University, we invite you to become a member of our Royal Heritage Society. By including Bethel in your estate planning, you will be making an enduring contribution to the mission and future of this great academic institution.

Membership in the Royal Heritage Society

Membership in the Royal Heritage Society is open to any individual, couple, or family who makes an estate or planned gift to Bethel University. Membership estate or planned gift options include:

  • A gift by will or revocable living trust
  • A gift that provides life income to the donor: gift annuity or charitable remainder trust
  • Naming Bethel as irrevocable owner or beneficiary of an insurance policy
  • Naming Bethel as beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan
  • An endowed fund or endowed memorial gift
  • Other Legacy gifts

Royal Heritage Society Member Benefits

In addition to the deep sense of gratification that comes with making a personal contribution to the important mission of Christian higher education, membership in the Royal Heritage Society also entitles you to:

  • Potential income and estate tax benefits
  • An invitation to the annual Classics in the Great Hall concert held on the campus of Bethel University each spring
  • A subscription to our Donor E-newsletter that contains valuable estate planning information
  • Your name in the official registry of the Royal Heritage Society

Contact us to learn more about becoming a member of the Royal Heritage Society.


Bethel students are called to be whole and holy people that bring the light of Christ into the world.

Join us in raising the next generation of faith-filled leaders and adventurous Christ-followers. Your legacy gift will have a lasting impact for generations to come.