Gift Planning

The Benjamin Savage Society

The Benjamin Savage Society honors donors who make a planned gift to Seton Hall University.

The Benjamin Savage SocietyNamed after the hard-working man of modest means who made Seton Hall’s first ever planned gift, Benjamin Savage came to Seton Hall in the 1880’s and tended the farmland for more than 50 years. When he died in 1933, he left Seton Hall his entire estate of $10,719.83, plus an insurance policy valued at $5,000.  In today’s dollars, his gift is valued in excess of $200,000. The Benjamin Savage Society’s name reflects the extraordinary gift of this down-to-earth man.

Chapel Tribute to Benjamin Savage

Who We Recognize

We recognize all donors who have remembered Seton Hall University (including the Immaculate Conception Seminary and The Seton Hall University School of Law) in their estate plans. These provisions include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following gift vehicles:

  1. Bequests through your Will or Living Trust
  2. Charitable Remainder Trust 
  3. Charitable Lead Trust 
  4. Life Insurance policy
  5. Retirement Assets
  6. Charitable Gift Annuity
  7. Real Estate or Retained Life Estate

Membership entitles you to invitations to special programs and inclusion in our Honor Roll.

If you would like more information regarding how to plan a gift, contact Carroll Keating at (973) 378-2643 or carroll.keating@shu.edu, or Joe Guasconi at (973) 378-9850 or joseph.guasconi@shu.edu.

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