Joseph Baldwin Society

Recognition of Planned Gifts

The Joseph Baldwin Society, named after the University’s founder, was created in 1992 by the Truman State University Board of Governors to honor and recognize those who have provided a planned gift for the benefit of the University through the Truman State University Foundation. The University thrives today as a result of Baldwin’s vision and commitment.

Membership in the Baldwin Society is achieved by written confirmation of a deferred gift commitment. Members of the Baldwin Society are invited to the Foundation Banquet held on campus each year.

Qualifying gifts for the Baldwin Society include:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts (Unitrust and Annuity Trust)
  • Life Insurance
  • Life Estate
  • Other Life Income Arrangements

For more information on the types of gifts listed above,
visit our Planned Giving website.

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Already included Truman in your will?
Please let us know…

We would like to assist you in making certain your intentions will be carried out. We would also like to extend an invitation for you to join the Joseph Baldwin Society. You can notify us by calling (800) 452-6678 or fill out our Planned Gift Notification Form.

For more information
Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 205, 100 E. Normal Ave., Kirksville, Mo. 63501-4221; Telephone: (800) 452-6678 or (660) 785-4133; Fax (660) 785-7519.