Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
direct: 815.394.3756
cell: 815.222.4986
Denise Noe
Assistant Vice President for
Institutional Advancement
legacy@rockford.edu

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5 Steps to a Better Estate Plan

By planning your estate now, you create a legacy that reflects what makes you you. You can do this by creating a secure future for your loved ones and also ensuring your support for the places, people and causes close to your heart continues for years to come.

Discover five simple ways you can ensure that your estate plan reflects you.

  1. Make the most of what you have. Meet with qualified professionals to form a financial and giving plan that satisfies your needs and meets your goals.
  2. Protect family and loved ones. Keep loved ones safe by making sure your estate plan is up-to-date. It should be reviewed regularly for changes in personal relationships, tax laws, births, deaths and state of residence.
  3. Be tax-smart. Don’t let taxes place a burden on your family, with careful planning now, you can get the most out of your estate plan.
  4. Make sure your wishes are fulfilled. Use the services of a qualified estate planning attorney to draw up your will and other legal documents, ensuring that your wishes are clearly stated so there are no misunderstandings.
  5. Continue helping others after your lifetime. Gifts to charitable organizations, such as Rockford University, in your future plans ensure your support for our work continues even after your lifetime.

Make the University a Part of Your Plan

Want to learn more about including a gift to Rockford University in your future plans? Contact Denise Noe at dnoe@rockford.edu or direct 815.394.3756 ▪ cell 815.222.4986 to learn more.

Personal Estate Planning Kit Request Form

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eBrochure Request Form

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