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D.B. Johnson Society

Some of the most momentous demonstrations of support for Winthrop are made by those alumni and friends who choose to leave a lasting legacy through a planned gift. Planned giving is one of the most mutually beneficial ways to ensure that future generations of students share in the Winthrop experience. Planned gifts also inspire a spirit of loyalty and philanthropic support throughout the university community.

In addition to the philanthropic benefits of planned giving, this type of gift may create financial benefits for the donor. Charitable giving in any form is a key component of financial security and is encouraged by the federal and state government because of the resulting tax advantages. As one of the most effective ways to receive the maximum benefit of the tax laws, charitable gifts often produce tax advantages that enable a greater gift than one thought possible.

If you are interested in making an estate gift to Winthrop, please call the Office of Development at 803/323-2275. Learn more about the types of planned gifts.

One of the ways Winthrop shows appreciation for those individuals who have committed to supporting the university through a planned gift is by granting them membership in the D.B. Johnson Society. Members are those who have included Winthrop in their estate plans through a bequest or through life income vehicles such as a trust or a charitable gift annuity. Their planned gifts help Winthrop continue that tradition of distinction in public higher education.

If you have made provisions for Winthrop in your estate plans but have not notified us previously, please contact us at 803/323-2275 so we may express our appreciation for your generous gift and welcome you into the D.B. Johnson Society.


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