Henry and Emma Rogers Society
The Henry and Emma Rogers Society honors and recognizes alumni and friends who have included Northwestern University in their estate plans. Through charitable bequests, gift annuities, insurance policies, and other forms of planned gifts, members of the Rogers Society have created a lasting legacy for many Northwestern students, faculty, and University programs. Planned gifts create tremendous opportunities for the University and allow Northwestern to transform the lives of future generations.
View a special video message from President Morton Schapiro to Rogers Society members.
View the Rogers Society Honor Roll.
Read about the 2019 Rogers Society Luncheon.
Read the Northwestern magazine article about the Rogers Society.
Northwestern University established the Rogers Society in 1987 in honor and memory of Henry and Emma Rogers. President of Northwestern University from 1890 to 1900, Henry Wade Rogers was a visionary leader who was instrumental in transforming Northwestern from a small cluster of colleges into a major, nationally recognized university. His wife, Emma Winner Rogers, founded the Northwestern University Settlement Association and was a leader in the suffrage movement. Like Henry and Emma Rogers, our planned giving donors possess a vision for the University’s greatness and have chosen to invest in its future.
Members of the Rogers Society receive certain benefits, which include:
- Invitations to University events, including the annual Rogers Society Luncheon
- Certificate of membership
- Commemorative Rogers Society pin
- Inclusion in the Rogers Society Honor Roll
- Quarterly newsletter that shares University updates and timely information that will assist you in managing your financial and estate plans
- The honor of belonging to a distinguished community of Northwestern philanthropists
Membership in the Rogers Society
We are pleased to invite you to join our planned giving recognition society. Membership is extended to individuals who make a commitment of any size to the University by including Northwestern in their estate plans; creating a charitable life-income arrangement to benefit the University, such as a gift annuity or charitable trust; or by naming Northwestern as a beneficiary of retirement assets or life insurance.
If you are considering any one of the commitments described above, we encourage you to contact the Office of Gift Planning to discuss your ideas with a member of Northwestern's Gift Planning team.
If you have already included Northwestern in your estate plans, we would be happy to discuss your commitment further. Most importantly, we would appreciate the opportunity to thank you and recognize your generosity. For more information, please contact our team. We look forward to hearing from you!
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. 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. 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. 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.