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The 1893 Society

1893 SocietyThe 1893 Society honors and recognizes those who have made a planned gift commitment to Montana State University. Through planned gifts, more than 500 alumni and friends have shared their vision for the University's next generation of successes.

Montana State University's success is rooted in the vision and investment of its founders and the dedication of its faculty, students and community to create the state's first institution of higher learning in 1893. Today, members of the 1893 Society continue to invest in the future success of Montana State University.

When you become a member of the 1893 Society, you will receive an invitation to our annual recognition event hosted by the university president in the fall, and your name will be listed in the 1893 Society donor honor roll, along with other engagement opportunities available only to members. We are always welcome to hearing how you would like to be appreciated for your commitment and support of Montana State University.

Membership in the 1893 Society is extended to those who have provided for Montana State University with a deferred gift or other estate planning mechanism, such as annuities, trusts, retirement plans or life insurance policies.

To join the 1893 Society, please let us know about your planned gift intentions:

  • Have you included the Montana State University in a will or trust?
  • Have you named the Montana State University a beneficiary of retirement assets, a life insurance policy or savings account?
  • Have you created a life income gift to ultimately benefit the Montana State University, such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust?
  • Do you retain a life estate on real estate given to the Montana State University?

Informing us of your plans is important for several reasons. We want to ensure that we honor your intentions for your gift and the impact you wish to make for Montana State University. We also want the opportunity to thank you for your commitment to the future of the university, and we hope this will inspire others to do the same. However, you may request that you and your gift remain confidential.

Letting the Montana State University Alumni Foundation know of your plans does not obligate you in any way, but it does allow us and Montana State University to strategically plan for the future. Knowing about your future support goes a long way in encouraging Montana State University to reach for and achieve new levels of excellence.

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