Gift Planning

Let your legacy leave a lasting impact on education.

At Penn GSE, our legacy lies within the educators, leaders, and change makers we have trained for more than a century and who leave a lasting impact in the millions of lives touched through their commitment to education.

By including Penn GSE as a beneficiary in your will, retirement plan, or life insurance policy, you can ensure that your legacy will help prepare future generations of leaders across the field of education for centuries to come. Learn below about the ways to leave a legacy with Penn GSE.

Or, you can contact the Office of Gift Planning by calling (215) 898-6171 or emailing giftplan@gse.upenn.edu

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    By including Penn GSE as a beneficiary in your will, retirement plan, or life insurance policy, you can leave a lasting impact on education.

     

  • Gift Planning Slideshow - Philly Alumna

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    Gift planning supports our work producing educators, leaders, and change makers who touch millions of lives through their commitment to education.

     

  • Gift Planning Slideshow - Commencement

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    You can create a legacy that will help prepare future generations of leaders across the field of education for centuries to come.

     

William B. Castetter Circle of Legacy Donors

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Join the many alumni and friends in the William B. Castetter Circle of Legacy Donors who have already made commitment to leave a legacy at Penn GSE by supporting scholarship, faculty research and programs, and the highest priorities of the school in their estate plans. To learn more, click below.

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Or, you can contact Robert Vosburgh, JD, at (800) 223-8236 or (215) 898-6171 or vosburgh@upenn.edu.

Planning Your Legacy at Penn GSE

There are many ways to include Penn GSE in your estate plans. Penn’s Office of Gift Planning can work with you and your advisors to make sure your personal planning and charitable giving objectives are met in a way that is fulfilling and maximizes the benefits of available tax incentives.

Make a bequest

Making a bequest to Penn GSE costs nothing now and can enable you to make a larger gift than you might have thought possible. It offers substantial tax benefits and can easily be changed to address your changing needs. Learn more 

Make a gift though your retirement plan or life insurance policy

You can also make a gift through your retirement plan or life insurance policy, by naming “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, for the benefit of the Graduate School of Education” on the change of beneficiary form for the amount or percentage you wish to donate. 

Fund a gift annuity

By funding a gift annuity, you are guaranteed annual payments for life, and tax benefits, with the remainder to support Penn GSE. Penn offers multiple structures and plans—including Charitable Gift Annuities, Deferred Charitable Gift Annuities, and the Penn Impact Annuity—to fit your needs. 

Visit the Office of Gift Planning website to explore the many ways to make a planned gift, learn about Assets to Give, and use the Gift Calculator.

Or, you can contact Robert Vosburgh, JD, at (800) 223-8236 or (215) 898-6171 or vosburgh@upenn.edu.

Already included Penn GSE in your estate plans?

Thank you! Please let us know. Contact Jane Lindahl at (215) 573-6084 or jlindahl@upenn.edu so we can thank you and welcome you as a member of the William B. Castetter Circle.

The information provided on this website is for illustrative purposes only and is not intended as legal or tax advice. We encourage you to consult your own tax advisor. We are happy to explore how a charitable gift might best meet your personal planning needs.

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William W. Reynolds Jr., GRD’71

Gratitude for a fulfilling career as an educator and leader prompted Bill Reynolds, GRD’71, to become a member of the William B. Castetter Circle.

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