Invest in Adult Learners

Find the Gift that’s Right for You

Including National University in your estate plan helps us provide an innovative learning environment for busy adult learners, while simultaneously ensuring that your legacy lives on in the future success of dedicated NU students like yourself.


There are many ways to give, through wills or living trusts, or beneficiary designations. Choose the method that works best for you and your estate.


Did you know there are tax and income benefits to setting your gifts up in a charitable remainder trust? You can even adjust the amounts every year.


Setting up your estate gifts can be a confusing experience, but don’t worry—we have resources that explain complicated gifts like charitable lead trusts and endowments.


From understanding gifts of life insurance to learning about donating retirement plan assets, NU offers several tools to help your clients with their charitable plans.

The National University Legacy Society

It’s because of dedicated friends like you that we can advance our mission of providing accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners each and every day. When you make a planned gift to National University, you join a group of like-minded individuals who are also committed to our future and to enriching the lives of those we serve for years to come. We honor these thoughtful and generous people with acceptance into the National University Legacy Society.

Through a gift in a will or revocable living trust, or by making National University the beneficiary of a retirement plan or a charitable trust, you have set aside a part of your estate to be placed in National University’s permanent endowment fund—a fund that will support our mission for generations to come.

The benefits of giving a planned gift and joining our legacy society include:

  • Invitations to special alumni and institutional events
  • An annual luncheon to commemorate National University Legacy Society donors
  • An announcement of your membership in the National University planned giving newsletter and on the website

If you have included National University in your estate plan, please join the National University Legacy Society by contacting us at (858) 642-8807 or