What Will Your Legacy Be?

As you look back fondly on your WNE days, think about how you can help ensure future students have an education that is just as exceptional and life-changing as yours.

You may be able to make more of a difference than you ever thought possible by including WNE in your estate plans. Your gift may come in many forms:

  • Remembering WNE in your will or trust.
  • Adding WNE as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy.
  • Making a tax-free gift with a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).
  • Receiving fixed payments for life in exchange for your gift of cash or securities.

Whatever the size of your estate, it is important to have a plan that will provide for the needs of your loved ones and honor your philanthropic priorities. By creating a lasting legacy with WNE, you’ll make a difference by strengthening our ability to provide educational opportunities, create and sustain innovative academic programs, and perform new and groundbreaking research. It just may be one of life’s most gratifying experiences.

If you have already included WNE in your estate plans, we hope you will let us know and allow us to count you as a member of the Cupola Society, an esteemed group of alumni and friends. For more information, contact Vice President for Advancement Dean Hickey at 413-796-2260 or email:

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