Purdue University

Giving to Purdue

University Development Office

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify for the R. B. Stewart Society?

Membership in the R. B. Stewart Society is extended on a confidential basis to Purdue alumni and friends who have made a commitment to the future of Purdue through their estate plans or with life income gift arrangements, regardless of the amount.

A written confirmation of your gift is needed for membership and no future gifts are expected or required. Download the membership form (Adobe Reader required).

Can my giving plans remain anonymous?

Purdue is dedicated to preserving the confidentiality of our donors’ giving plans. Your name will only be used with your permission, and you can be a member of the R. B. Stewart Society while remaining completely anonymous.

What is the connection between the R. B. Stewart Society and other Purdue University recognition societies?

The R. B. Stewart Society recognizes the method of giving, not the size of the gift. Many gifts qualify for recognition in the R. B. Stewart Society in addition to other clubs.

What are the benefits of membership in the R. B. Stewart Society?

R.B. Stewart Society Members enjoy special benefits including certificate of membership, commemorative R.B. Stewart society pin, recognition for your estate gift in the President’s Council, invitations to University events, including an annual R.B. Stewart Society event on campus, the annual newsletter featuring inspiring stories of fellow Boilermakers, plus timely information to help manage financial and estate planning, and the honor of belonging to a distinguished community of Purdue philanthropists. 

What if I change my plans?

Purdue realizes that any revocable gift plan could change in the future. The form is a letter of intent and not a binding document. The R. B. Stewart Society provides recognition for your current intention to support the mission of Purdue University.