Office of Advancement

Supporting Our Future, Creating a Legacy

The Heritage Society at Pacific Lutheran University is comprised of people who have made a documented deferred gift (future gift) to the university.  Begun in 1981 with a handful of individuals, this organization now includes more than 400 families, with documented deferred gifts totaling nearly $100 million.

Members of the Heritage Society include those who have committed to one or more of the following deferred gifts: bequest, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, life insurance, gift of a residence of farm with a retained life estate, or making PLU a beneficiary of a retirement account.

Members of the Heritage Society receive an invitation to the President’s Christmas Concert, the Spring Donor Banquet and other special events each year.  In addition, financial and estate planning information is made available on a regular basis.

To learn more about deferred giving, click here.

Harstad Hall drawing

Every member receives a framed etching of Harstad Hall (Old Main) in recognition of their thoughtful support of the university.

For more information about how to become a Heritage Society Member, contact the Office of Advancement’s Gift Planning Team at