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Planned Gifts

Verify Your Planned Gift

Thank you for your interest in verifying your planned gift with St. Lawrence.

In addition to becoming a member of the G. Atwood Manley Society, the University has a 3-Step Verification Process for you and your spouse (if making a joint gift) and St.Lawrence to ensure there is consensus as to the purpose, impact level, and the estate instrument you are using to make a planned gift commitment.

If you complete the process outlined below and sign a Gift Agreement with the University, your planned gift will be stewarded by the University and included and recognized as part of The Campaign for Every Laurentian. If you are an alumnus, it may also count as part of your next Class Reunion Gift.

Please know that you and your spouse (if making a joint gift) can verify your planned gift commitment either by being 60 years of age on or before June 30, 2021 or by signing a Gift Agreement which states your planned gift commitment is irrevocable.

 

Show 3-Step Process to Verify your Planned Gift

The 3-Step Process to verify your planned gift with St. Lawrence.

1. Complete the full one-page G. Atwood Manley Society Member Information Form and indicate:

  • Purpose of your planned gift - scholarship aid, academic or athletic program, endowment, or to be used for highest priorities of the University when received
  • Planned gift vehicle - will, trust, retirement or investment account, life insurance policy, or other
  • Current value of your planned gift
  • Any contingencies or restrictions on your planned gift

Before proceeding to Step 2, we encourage you to send the completed form to the Office of Planned Gifts to be sure your planned gift is eligible for verification. We strongly recommend that you do not send confidential information by email.

Mail:
St. Lawrence University
Attention: Office of Planned Gifts
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Fax:
315-229-5620
Attention: Office of Planned Gifts

Secure online transfer:
If you would like to request secure online transfer instructions, please contact Kurt Terrell, Director of Planned Gifts at kterrell@stlawu.edu, 315-229-5026 (office).

 

2. After receiving confirmation that your planned gift is eligible for verification, you will be asked to share a copy of the pages of your planned gift vehicle (will, trust, retirement or investment account, or life insurance policy) pertaining to the planned gift to St. Lawrence. Please redact confidential information like dates of birth, social security numbers, and any specific account information.

If your estate gift is a percentage of your estate, retirement or investment account, life insurance policy, donor advised fund (DAF), or another vehicle, we ask you to either:

  • confirm in writing the current dollar value of your planned gift or 
  • provide asset statement(s) for University to calculate the current dollar value of your planned gift to St. Lawrence.

In lieu of above, you can also have your third party professional (attorney, financial advisor, or accountant) send an email or letter stating the current dollar value, purpose, estate instrument, and whether there are any contingencies or restrictions for your planned gift to St. Lawrence.

Please send the items above to the Office of Planned Gifts by mail, fax, or request secure online transfer instructions, details above.

 

3. Once the University receives copies of the pages of your planned gift vehicle pertaining to the planned gift, the paperwork will be reviewed to be sure there are no contingencies or questions. If none, then a Gift Agreement will be drafted for your review.

You will receive the Gift Agreement to review by mail or through DocuSign, a secure online platform. Once you and the University are in agreement, we’ll ask you and University representatives to sign the Gift Agreement and your estate commitment will be verified and included as part of The Campaign for Every Laurentian. If you are an alumnus, it may also count as part of your next Class Reunion Gift.

The St. Lawrence Fund is the Cornerstone of Laurentian Giving.  It is a way every Laurentian can participate and make their gift count during this campaign.