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It's easy, powerful and painless—designate us as the beneficiary of your life insurance.

Changing Beneficiaries


Using life insurance is a popular way to make a future donation in support of our work. To change beneficiaries of your life insurance, take these simple steps:
  • Contact your insurance company for its change of beneficiary form.
  • To name Gustavus Adolphus College as a beneficiary, decide what percentage of the policy's value you would like us to receive and name us along with the stated percentage on the beneficiary form.
  • Return the form to your insurance company.
  • Keep a copy for your records and give a copy to your estate planning attorney.
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Quick Tip


Life insurance proceeds can be divided among more than one beneficiary on a single policy.

For More Information

Consulting an estate planning attorney is a smart investment that can save you and your family money and heartache in the long run. Please seek legal advice before deciding who will get what in your estate plan. Contact Jackie Peterson at 507-933-7543 or jpeters9@gustavus.edu if we can answer any questions you have about supporting our organization.

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