Heritage Society

  • The Heritage Society was established to honor those individuals whose gift plans set a firm foundation for the long-term financial health of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and for the University's continued ability to support students as they pursue degrees in osteopathic medicine, bioethics or biomedical sciences.

    There are many ways to make a difference through gift planning. Each plan suits a unique set of personal financial goals and individual means. The benefits to both the donor and to the University are abundant and both tangible and intangible. Please consider joining Heritage Society members in impacting the University for generations to come.

    We Can Help You Find a Choice that Meets Your Needs

    Visit with a member of Office of Institutional Advancement to explore how you may be able to help through:

    • Making a bequest in a testamentary device, such as a will, or including the University in a retirement plan or revocable trust.
    • Establishing a lifetime-income gift that can provide income payments to you and your beneficiaries, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust. These options typically involve present-day transfers of gift assets, immediate tax advantages and income streams for the donor, with future distributions to KCU.
    • Creating a charitable lead trust, which can offer significant tax advantages for the donor and reliable streams of charitable income to KCU.

    Careful planning offers you the opportunity to make a gift that will benefit generations of future students. KCU is deeply grateful for every member of the Heritage Society and appreciative of your thoughtful commitment to the future of the University.