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Luminary Society

The Case Western Reserve University Luminary Society honors alumni and friends who have made a planned gift to CWRU. These meaningful gifts help strengthen and sustain the university’s future and "light the path" for our community—helping us think beyond, and even redefine, the possible. 

As a lifetime Luminary Society member, you’ll be kept up to date on developments on our campus, as well as on the university's efforts and impact across the globe. You’ll also have unique opportunities to be involved with the university and receive invitations to special events and activities. Membership in the Luminary Society allows us to recognize and celebrate your special commitment to the university and the impact it will have on our future. Luminary Society members receive a welcome kit containing tokens of thanks that reflect Case Western Reserve’s history—an evolution informed by the generous support of those who have made the university part of their philanthropic plans.

To become a member, simply establish a charitable gift annuity or trust, make a planned gift using your life insurance, retirement plan, or other assets, or let us know that you intend to include CWRU in your estate plan. We welcome all new gifts regardless of the size. If you have already included the university in your estate plan, we hope you will let us know so we can count you as a member of this esteemed group of alumni and friends.

We are grateful to our donors for their long tradition of philanthropic support for Case Western Reserve University. The best charitable gift plan for you is a highly individual matter. We would be happy to work with you and your advisors to craft a plan best suited for you and your family.

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