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The Great Commitments Society

The Great Commitments Society

Berea College introduced The Great Commitments Society to honor the many alumni and friends who have made testamentary provisions for the College in their estate plans or made planned gifts, such as charitable remainder gift annuities or trusts, with the remainder assigned to Berea. There are currently more than 1,100 members.

The name “The Great Commitments Society” describes perfectly the group of individuals who have made such lasting gifts to Berea that will forever sustain its distinctive mission and perpetuate its heritage. Just as the College’s Great Commitments shape Berea’s culture and programs, the magnitude of the Great Commitments Society members’ dedication to Berea College will shape the lives of future generations of students.

How to Become a Member

  • Include Berea in your will or trust.
  • Name Berea the beneficiary of your IRA or pension plan, life insurance policy, or other account that is transferrable at death.
  • Establish a charitable gift annuity, a deferred charitable gift annuity, a charitable remainder annuity trust, a charitable remainder unitrust, a charitable lead trust, or a retained life estate with Berea College.

Learn more about these special ways of supporting Berea.

Are you our secret admirer? Have you included Berea in your estate plans but have not told us? Please let us know so we can welcome you into our Great Commitments Society.

Michele Pekola
Communications Manager for Planned Philanthropy