Bequest Pledge

How to make a Bequest Pledge to benefit Hartford Seminary:

Bequest gifts are used to grow permanent endowment funds and therefore will benefit future generations of students, ensuring a bright future for the Seminary in perpetuity.  Scholarship gifts are especially important as they assure that the best students are supported regardless of need.

By adding a codicil to your WILL, you can easily create a bequest gift for Hartford Seminary.  Your commitment can be made either as a percentage of your estate, or by specifying a dollar amount.  Also, you may choose to make your gift for general use, or to designate it either to create a new fund, such as a scholarship, or to contribute to an existing scholarship or program*

BEQUESTS are the most common form of planned gift. Here is an example of sample language that can be used for this purpose.  

“I give ($________) or (______________a specific asset, such as securities, real estate or other property) or (all) or (____% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut, for the sole benefit of the Seminary (for its general purposes) or (for the following purpose: _______________).”

Bequest Pledge Form 

Mindful of the generations of students to come, many alumni/ae and friends of Hartford Seminary have been inspired to build their legacy and make a substantial impact on the lives of students.  How will you create your legacy at Hartford Seminary?

Please use this confidential form to record your bequest and to notify Hartford Seminary of your generous intention. The details will remain confidential. Bequest Pledge Form

Thank you for informing us of your intention to include Hartford Seminary in your will, estate plan, or as a charitable beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance or other assets.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Legacy Society, which recognizes and honors the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who are leaving a legacy for future generations of students at Hartford Seminary.

*For further information about creating a legacy at Hartford Seminary, please contact the Development Office: 

Steven Havira at 860.509.9520 or

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