Frequently Asked Questions

If you let us know, we would be honored to recognize you as a member of the University’s College Hill Society—which has more than 1,000 members and recognizes alumni and friends who commit to Brown’s future through a planned gift.

Absolutely! Many alumni and friends have enjoyed the University’s recognition and celebration of their future gifts. Estate provisions of any size make a powerful statement about your belief in Brown now and in the future and often serves as an inspiration for others.

Yes, of course. We are happy to work with you to achieve the level of anonymity that is right for you.

No, we have a simple, non-binding form that allows you to disclose the value and designation. We do request a copy of the sentence or two from your estate plan that pertains to Brown.

You can provide the current value of the stated percentage of your assets. The University recognizes that this amount is often just a snapshot in time that can go up or down and will certainly change over time.

The University hopes you won’t change your mind but recognizes that feelings and circumstances do change. Brown does not consider these intentions anything other than just that—intentions.

Definitely! Over the years, College Hill Society members have created scholarships, enriched academic programs, and strengthened athletics. The Office of Planned Giving would be happy to partner with you on the impact you would like your gift to have.

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