Planned Giving at Benedictine University

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Jason Leppin
Associate Director for Major, Corporate and Planned Giving

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University Development
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 829-1814


8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Planned Giving
Flexible Endowment

The  Office of University Development is committed to the continued advancement of  Benedictine University. We challenge our alumni and donors to support the  University in order to transform our future and ensure the growth and  development of the institution and our students.

If you desire to set up an endowment for the University but would like to manage the endowment assets on your own or are unable to make an outright gift, you can still establish a currently operating endowed scholarship or endowed chair by using a "flexible endowment." By actually funding an endowment over a period of time or by bequest, you can see the operation and benefit of a fully-funded endowment during your lifetime. You establish a flexible endowment by committing to make future gifts to build the principal of the
endowment. Until the endowment is funded completely, you also commit to give annual expendable gifts for the current purposes of the endowment equal to the income which would be generated by a fully funded endowment. As the principal builds and generates endowment income, that endowment income can offset the amount that you are required to give each year for the current use. Your commitment would be secured by an irrevocable bequest, a pledge of paid-up life insurance or a designation of the remainder interest in a charitable remainder trust, farm or personal residence.

Benefits of a Flexible Endowment

  • Establish an operating endowment which provides current benefit to Benedictine students
  • Fund the principal of the endowment at a later date

Flexible Endowment

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