Reunions and Legacy Gifts
Reunions are notable milestones and the perfect occasion for alumni to commemorate their place in Moses Brown's history, reflect on what MB means to them, and renew their ties to friends, classmates and the school. Reunion giving provides a strong foundation for the school’s fundraising efforts and demonstrates the sense of significance, confidence, and appreciation MB alumni have for the school.
Reunion celebrations are also a time when classes focus their fundraising efforts to increase giving in support of MB’s rigorous, values-based education that prepares students to live and lead in the 21st century. Your reunion support can have a profound impact on the school’s ability to continue to offer an experience as unique and meaningful for today's students as it was for you. As you consider participating in your class’ reunion efforts, please consider how your reunion gift can help support today’s students and faculty.
Frequently Asked Questions About Reunion Giving?
- Why am I being asked to give during my reunion?
Celebrating a reunion has become a catalyst for many alumni to increase their financial support. MB depends on the generosity, enthusiasm, and class spirit of reunion classes to support our overall fundraising activities. Successful reunion efforts inspire other alumni to give and set the pace for reunion attendance, support of the Moses Brown Fund, and interest in establishing planned gifts.
- Why is giving during my reunion year different than other years?
Reunions are a distinct moment for MB alumni. They are moments for alumni to return to campus to reconnect with friends and faculty members. Your reunion gift, along with those of other reunion classes, provides a strong foundation for Moses Brown and demonstrates a vote of confidence in MB. To mark these special anniversaries, alumni can endow scholarships or other named opportunities in honor of their class, a favorite teacher, or mentor. Multi-year commitments are a memorable way to honor a special Reunion year.
- What is The Obadiah Brown Society? How do you become a member?
The Obadiah Brown Society recognizes and honors the alumni, parents, Friends, and friends of Moses Brown who have provided for MB in their wills or other estate plans. Membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations; however, it does provide MB with the opportunity to thank you for your bequest or planned gift, and it may inspire the generosity of others. To learn more, visit this page
or call Perry Buroker at 401-831-7350 ext. 289 or via email at email@example.com
- I want to make a gift to MB in my will. What should I do?
Bequests, a gift made via one’s will, are the most common form of a planned gift that enables you to create a legacy, support our mission, and make a difference in the lives of future generations of MB students. Bequests are easy to arrange, will not alter your current lifestyle in any way, and can be changed to address your changing needs. Your bequest can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Because a will is an important legal document, you should seek an attorney's help. We also encourage you to discuss your intentions with us at Moses Brown to ensure that your wishes will be properly followed and recognized. For more information, please review MB’s bequest/codicil language
, or contact Perry Buroker at 410-831-7350 ext. 289 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- May I make a planned gift in honor of my reunion?
Yes. A variety of gift planning options are available, including a number which provide benefits to you and to MB. Many alumni will consider bequests and other legacy gifts that match their personal interests and needs with MB’s priorities. To learn more, please check our Web site here or contact Perry Buroker at 410-831-7350 ext. 289 or via email at email@example.com
- It’s my 50th reunion, I want to make a planned gift and give to the Moses Brown Fund?
Reunions, especially a 50th reunion, provide you and your classmates with a special opportunity to mark the 50-year anniversary of your graduation with a lasting contribution to MB. It is also a great moment to consider a planned gift as there are a number which provide benefits to you and to MB including charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Making a bequest is also an easy and simple way to honor your relationship with MB. To learn more, please check our Web site here or contact Perry Buroker at 410-831-7350 ext. 289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Why should I consider a planned gift in addition to making a reunion gift to the Moses Brown Fund?
While the Moses Brown Fund is the school’s most important annual fundraising priority; considering a planned gift at the time of your reunion is a unique way to consider supporting MB in perpetuity. By establishing an endowment fund at MB via a bequest, charitable trust, or other planned gift you can support the Moses Brown Fund or priority of your choice and help MB meet its long-term financial sustainability goals.
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