Designating Emerson College as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy can ensure that the College and its students continue to reach new heights of success.

Life insurance policies offer different options for creating a charitable legacy at Emerson.

  • Name Emerson as a beneficiary of your policy to go into effect upon your death. Your estate will receive a charitable deduction for the value of the gift.
  • Irrevocably designate Emerson as both the owner and beneficiary of a paid-up policy. You will receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction equal to the lesser of the “replacement” value or cost basis of the policy.

Your gift may be used to create a permanent named fund, endow an annual gift, endow a scholarship fund, establish an unrestricted fund to address future needs, or support a specific program.

To learn more about planned giving or notify us of your planned gift, please contact Emerson College Alumni Relations at alumni [at] (alumni[at]emerson[dot]edu) or 617-824-8535.


Emerson College does not provide legal or tax advice. Please consult your professional advisor prior to entering into any planned giving arrangement.