Planned Giving

Planned gifts strengthen Edgewood College’s Mission and Dominican Heritage, which calls us to engage students within a community of learners committed to building a just and compassionate world. This mission, deeply rooted in our past, empowers us to educate students for meaningful personal and professional lives of ethical leadership, service, and a lifelong search for truth. Your commitment reaffirms the tradition of an Edgewood College education and ensures our continued vitality.

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"Planned giving enables us to have a lasting impact on future students. We feel privileged to be a member of the Edgewood College community in this special way. We feel comforted knowing that through our planned gift, we will continue the tradition of an Edgewood College education."

Jan & Don Haasl

As an alumna, Jan knows first-hand the impact of an Edgewood College education. And every year since her graduation, she and her husband Don have supported students through gifts to scholarships. After spending time with the students they support today, the couple created a planned gift that would support the students of tomorrow and for generations to come.

Ways to include Edgewood College in your planned giving:

  • Will or Living Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • IRA Beneficiary
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • IRA Charitable Rollover

Estate planning information and language.

To learn more about planned giving or to notify the College of your estate plans, please contact Mike Sweitzer-Beckman, Director of Major and Planned Gifts at or call (608) 663-7718.

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Those who include Edgewood College as a beneficiary of their planned giving are welcomed to The Washburn Society, a giving society named to honor the legacy of Wisconsin Governor Washburn who gifted his villa and 55 acres of land to the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters in 1881. The gift was to be used for educational purposes, and the land would be known as Edgewood.