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The Helen Palmer Kettler Society honors alumni, friends, faculty and staff who support American University through a bequest intention, charitable gift annuity, charitable trust, or other planned gift.
In gratitude for that generosity, the University spotlights the philanthropic leadership of society members in publications. They are also recognized at select special events, including the President's Circle Celebration.
If you are considering including AU in your charitable estate plans, please share our Sample Bequest Language with your estate planning attorney. Once you establish a bequest, or if you have already done so, please complete the Bequest Intention Form and submit it to the Office of Planned Giving so that you may be welcomed as a member of the Helen Palmer Kettler Society.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.