Legacy and Estate Planning

Many ways to give - your legacy to create.

At Winthrop University, we welcome the opportunity to work with you and your advisors to evaluate your charitable giving strategy. Planning your legacy is simple and stress free. Visit My Gift Legacy to learn more about the many giving options available. Every situation is different, so it’s important to examine your charitable goals, lifetime income needs and family situation. Together we can begin the process, determine what works best for you, choose the concepts that will help you realize your objectives and put this valuable plan in place.

Charitable Bequests - A Gift in Your Will

To make the process of building your legacy with Winthrop University easier, we've partnered with FreeWill: an online estate planning tool. This resource guides you through creating your will or trust in just under 20 minutes, giving you the chance to include a planned gift to Winthrop to support our students for years to come. Start your legacy today.

Report Your Gift

Have you already included Winthrop University in your will or trust? Fill out this form so we can thank you for your lasting commitment and ensure our records are up-to-date!

Beneficiary Designations

Did you know you may have additional assets not covered in your will or trust? If you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any additional accounts, these are called "non-probate assets" and they need to be planned for separately.

Using the free online tool below, you can log all of your assets, receive printable instructions on how to set each one up with your broker, and even include Winthrop University as a beneficiary to further student success for years to come. Plan your beneficiaries today.


If you have questions about planned giving or would like more information on any of the gifting options above, please download our brochure, or e-mail us at giving@winthrop.edu.