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Giving Societies

The Legacy of 1912 Society comprises alumni and friends who, through thoughtful estate planning, deferred giving, and other forms of planned giving, ensure that resources will be available to support ETBU far into the future. The Legacy of 1912 Society is named in honor of the year the charter was signed establishing a Christian college in Marshall, Texas, and was initiated in 2012 in recognition of 100 years of providing exemplary Christian higher education. Even as our Centennial celebrations have highlighted our rich heritage, the Legacy of 1912 Society gives tangible expression to the desire for the legacy to endure indefinitely. The impact of planned gifts on the history and future of East Texas Baptist University is immeasurable. Planned gifts include wills, annuities, trusts, insurance policies. These gifts have established scholarship endowments and funded new and improved facilities, to mention only two of the potential benefits. The impact of your own planned gift, which qualifies you for membership in the Legacy of 1912 Society, will last forever and impact generations of students where the light on the hill never dies. Membership in the Legacy of 1912 Society is prestigious. To become a member, please inform us that you have included ETBU in your estate planning and/or designate ETBU as a beneficiary of one of the many types of planned giving options. For more information concerning planned giving options, visit Planned Giving.

As a distinguished member of the Legacy of 1912 Society, you will be invited to participate in our annual Legacy of 1912 Society event that is held on the ETBU campus in the spring of each year. You will also receive gift-planning communications featuring information about investments, tax and estate planning, and ETBU news. If you would like to receive more information about joining the Legacy of 1912 Society or to address your question concerning planned giving options, please contact us:

By phone 903.923.2071

If you would like to make an estate gift to East Texas Baptist University, please fill out the following form and email it to advancement@etbu.edu

Estate Gift Confirmation

If you have made or would like to make an estate gift to East Texas Baptist University, please take a moment to complete the form below and return to the ETBU Office of Advancement. 

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THE LEGACY OF 1912 SOCIETY


Throughout the history of East Texas Baptist University, God has blessed us with generations of faithful supporters of Christian education. Many alumni and donors have chosen to include the institution in their estate planning. In 2012, the University established the Legacy of 1912 Society to recognize individuals who made the commitment to place ETBU in their wills and other planned giving. The Legacy of 1912 Society is named in honor of the year the charter was signed establishing ETBU’s forerunner, the College of Marshall as a Christian higher education institution.

The Legacy of 1912 Society comprises alumni and friends who, through thoughtful estate planning, deferred giving, and other forms of planned giving, ensure that resources will be available to support ETBU far into the future. Planned gifts include wills, annuities, trusts, and life insurance policies. These gifts have established endowed scholarship and chairs and funded new and improved facilities. The impact of your own planned gift, which qualifies you for membership in the Legacy of 1912 Society, will impact generations of future Christian servant leaders at ETBU. A new donor recognition display in the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center will pay tribute to members of the Legacy of 1912 Society.