Over two centuries ago, Hampden-Sydney was founded as a result of a thoughtful, planned gift. When Peter Johnston gave Samuel Stanhope Smith 100 acres of farmland, a legacy of giving was established and Hampden-Sydney College emerged.
Today, that legacy of thoughtful giving continues. Through the generosity and commitment of our alumni and friends, the College continues its tradition of excellence both in the classroom and in the world.
The following pages outline a number of ways to give—creative ways that can allow you to carry on this legacy of giving and receive benefits in return. For example:
- You will learn how to give in ways that can actually "give back" for a time, providing extra income in retirement years or to help fund educational expenses and other needs.
- You will see how to save money on income, gift, and estate taxes and redirect those amounts for use in ways you choose.
- You will enjoy your giving more, knowing you are supporting the College in ways that allow you to give the most you can at the lowest possible cost.
- You can also add meaning to your gift by using it to honor a special friend or loved one.
- By making a planned gift to Hampden-Sydney, you join other committed friends with inclusion in the 1776 Society.
As you will see, there are many options and advantages to making a planned gift. Each and every gift we receive allows us to carry on the traditions that are an integral part of Hampden-Sydney.