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Legacy Society Formed at George Mason

George Mason alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, and friends of the university are among the charter members of the newly
formed Legacy Society, composed of individuals who have developed an estate plan or other deferred gift arrangement that will ultimately benefit the university.

E.A. Prichard, former rector of the university and Mason Medal recipient, is the honorary chairman of the group. He and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of Helen M. Foster, M.D., B.A. '69, who is married to Thomas C. Foster, B.A. '69.

Planned gifts from Legacy Society members cover a broad range of funding options. Provisions for future gifts may be made by will or trust, a life income gift, insurance policy, retirement plan, or other means. Donors may choose to give anonymously, and the details of gifts are kept strictly confidential.

During its 25 years as an independent institution, George Mason has already benefitted from planned gifts from the
Dr. and Mrs. Merten offered encouragement to the George Mason students while they called alumni and parents during the fall Phonathon. The callers' hard work paid off!
estates of donors whose foresight and generosity greatly aided the university in its formative years.

Charter membership in the Legacy Society will remain open until June 30, 1998, to permit others who have made future provisions for the university to identify themselves, if they wish to do so, and to permit those in the process of arranging planned gifts to complete their arrangements and qualify as charter members. Charter members will be identified on future listings of donors of planned gifts, and were recently honored at a luncheon hosted by university president, Alan G. Merten.

For more information, or to receive the new Legacy Newsletter on estate planning and charitable giving, contact Susan C. Burrows, associate director of development for planned giving, at (703) 993-8838, or

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