If you are passionate about supporting Northwestern, even after your lifetime, a beneficiary designation is an easy, impactful gift for you to consider. You simply contact your retirement or life insurance plan administrator and request a beneficiary designation form. Then, name Northwestern as a beneficiary to receive retirement assets or life insurance proceeds after your lifetime. The form provided to you is entirely separate from your will.
Not only is it an easy way to give, but it is also flexible—you are not locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations at any time.
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When Martha and her mother attended Northwestern, the School of Education and Social Policy was a traditional school of education focused primarily on school-based learning and teacher training. Today, it has transformed into a school with an expanded mission, innovative programs, and far-reaching impact. In gratitude for the transformative nature of both her mother’s education and her own, Martha elected to designate SESP as a beneficiary of her retirement plan
“Many Northwestern alumni are regular people like me who have worked hard throughout their lives. You don’t have to be enormously wealthy to give to the University—by naming Northwestern the beneficiary of a retirement account, you can make a significant gift,” Martha says.
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You can name us beneficiary of the following assets:
- Contact Northwestern Gift Planning at 800-826-6709 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on beneficiary designations and how they can help support Northwestern with our mission.
- Talk to your financial or legal adviser to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
- If you name Northwestern in your plans, please use Northwestern’s legal name and federal tax ID number.
Legal Name: Northwestern University
Address: 633 Clark Street, Evanston, Illinois 60208
Federal Tax ID Number: 36-2167817
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. California residents: Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. Oklahoma residents: A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. South Dakota residents: Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.
Northwestern does not offer charitable gift annuities in all states, so please contact us to determine eligibility.