Endowments and Estate Gifts


Named Endowment

  • A current gift of $25,000 or more is needed to establish a named endowment at DSU Heritage Foundation
  • This endowment can be funded by a gift of case, appreciated stock or an IRA rollover, or a future gift through your estate plan
  • Endowment naming opportunities are often desired to honor an individual, family, or business
  • An endowment agreement will be created to outline the designation of the endowed funds for scholarships or support for specific programs at DSU Heritage Foundation 

Learn more about IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

Learn more about the "College on the Hill" endowment campaign


Estate Gifts

  • Charitable bequests in wills and living trusts are the most common form of establishing a legacy gift in support of DSU Heritage Foundation. These revocable gifts also enable you to retain total control of your assets during your lifetime
  • Other options include the designation of DSU Heritage Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan
  • A planned gift agreement will be created to outline your intentions 

Use the My Legacy Planner which will not only allow you to assess your current will but also provide you with a thoughtful framework as you prepare to meet with your attorney or financial advisor.

Click here to access the "My Legacy Planner"



1918 Legacy Society

The DSU Heritage Foundation began the 1918 Society to recognize individuals and families who have made planned gifts to benefit the DSU Heritage Foundation.

If you have already named the DSU Heritage Foundation as a beneficiary of a planned gift of any size, please contact the Foundation to become a member of the 1918 Society.

Having a planned gift for the DSU Heritage Foundataion is extremely generous and we like to recognize and thank those who go above and beyond for DSU and its future generations. 1918 Society members will be invited to annual appreciation events. Members will also be recognized in additional ways with the DSU Heritage Foundation.

"Your gift will someday make a difference in the life of its students." Dale Hansen,  1918 Legacy Society Member


For more information on these or other ways to give, contact the DSU Heritage Foundation.