Planned Giving

Join the Skylight Society

Leave a Legacy…

The GTU’s Skylight Society honors donors who have made a future commitment to us through a bequest or other planned gift. We invite you to join this special group, whose gifts help ensure our mission continues—today and into the future. Membership in the Skylight Society is open to anyone who has or will be providing a planned gift of any amount or type.

Types of Planned Gifts

  • Bequests allow gifting through your will or trust.
  • Life Insurance allows you to donate a new policy or designate the Graduate Theological Union as the beneficiary and/or owner of an existing policy. 
  • IRA and 401(k) Plans allow you to name the GTU as beneficiary. If you are over 70 ½ years old, you can make a gift directly from your IRA as part of your Required Minimum Distribution and reduce your taxable income!

To explore these and other planned gift options, please contact Hannah Wolf, Manager of Donor Relations, at (510) 649-2581 or by email at

Please let us know if you have made a bequest or some other estate planning arrangement to support the GTU. It helps us with our organizational planning and allows us to express our appreciation in a way that is meaningful to you.

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