About the 1840 Society

University Insider


If you have included Southwestern University in your estate plans, you’ve already earned membership in the 1840 Society—a distinguished group of individuals who provide for the University through wills, trusts, life income gifts, retirement plans, life insurance policies, and other vehicles.
Let us know if your estate plans include Southwestern University, so you can start enjoying the benefits of this prestigious society. University insiders are recognized in an online honor roll and receive special invitations to exclusive University, donor-only events and a beautifully engraved Southwestern gift. Most importantly, you will receive our profound appreciation and the knowledge that you will be helping the University you so love.
The Southwestern student body encompasses the world’s most aspiring minds—minds that need the physical and intellectual resources to explore, discover, and create freely. Estate gifts ensure our ability to enrich the educational experience for all students, support faculty and new research, provide scholarships, and keep our library, laboratories, and facilities up to date for generations to come.
What do you want your gift to do? By making your estate gift plans known, we can ensure your gift will be used exactly as you intend.
We are eager to welcome you to the 1840 Society, so please call April Hampton Perez ’89, Senior Director of Gift & Estate Planning, at 512.863.1485 and let the University know of your estate gift and allow us the opportunity to show our appreciation for your generosity of spirit by becoming a member of this special group of loyal supporters of Southwestern.
Alumni and friends contribute in meaningful ways each year. You, too, can leave behind gifts of lasting impact. What will your legacy be? To learn more, visit www.southwestern.edu/MyLegacy.