Heritage Society

The Heritage Society was established by the University of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees in 1995 to recognize the generosity of alumni and friends of the university that have documented a deferred gift to benefit the University of Georgia, University of Georgia Foundation, or one of its affiliated organizations.

Planned Gifts Benefit UGA

The trustees felt that additional recognition was appropriate, not just to offer thanks to these donors, but to provide historical context to the magnitude of their generosity. Further, Heritage Society membership demonstrates for alumni and friends, who may be considering a deferred commitment, that this is a superb avenue through which to support the university, its students and faculty in perpetuity.

Individuals are automatically welcomed into membership once they have documented a commitment to the University of Georgia, University of Georgia Foundation, or one of its affiliated organizations through any of the following gift vehicles:

  • Bequest
  • Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Gift
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Pooled Income Fund
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Life Estate Reserved (Real Property)
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