About the Heritage Society
Established in 1991, the Heritage Society honors donors who have included Webb Institute in their estate plans. Alumni, Family and friends show great foresight by providing for Webb in this manner. The benefits of estate plans, although great for Webb, may also be greatly beneficial to the donor and his or her family by reducing the size of their estate.
Planned or estate gifts provide the donor the opportunity to provide a significant future contribution without changing one's current lifestyle. They assure donors a continuance of support for Webb beyond their lifetimes. Planned gifts provide Webb the fiscal strength and security required for continued growth, ensuring that Webb remains a leader in naval architecture and marine engineering education.
Members of the Heritage Society choose to invest in the future and through their generosity will leave a lasting legacy by providing for Webb beyond their own lifetime. The estate gift provided by William H. Webb provided the cornerstone of our College and exemplifies just how powerful an impact a planned gift can make on an institution.
Your legacy gift will enable you to establish your awn meaningful and permanent connection to Webb Institute. Many gifts provide the donor immediate and valuable tax benefits and a secure income stream that lasts a lifetime. The most common legacy or planned gifts are beneficiary designations of a retirement plan or life insurance policy or bequest made in a will. There are many additional ways to make a difference, and our staff will gladly work with you to find an option that is right for you.
An Invitation to Join the Heritage Society
Members of the Heritage Society have expressed their commitment to Webb Institute through a very special and important form of financial support.
These donors have named Webb Institute as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest, appreciated securities, gifts of real estate, gifts of life insurance and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts.
Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in the Heritage Society.
Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others.
Benefits of membership in the Heritage Society also include an annual reception and invitations to special events.
The most important benefit you will receive from joining the Heritage Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term success.
Please give a call to the Development Office at 1.516.759.2040 and see how easy it is to become a member of the Heritage Society.