Bequest Information


Those who provide for New Brunswick Theological Seminary in their estate plan become members of The Livingston Society. The Livingston Society is named for Dr. John Henry Livingston, the Seminary’s first Professor of Sacred Theology, appointed in 1784 and inaugurated May 19, 1785. It honors those who follow Dr. Livingston’s faith, leadership, and commitment to the mission of the Seminary by establishing a planned gift to provide the resources to prepare present and future seminarians. To discuss your bequest or other opportunities for planned giving, please call our Development Depart- ment at 1-800-445-6287 (NBTS).

The Livingston Society
A Legacy of Faith
Phone: 732-247-5241
Fax: 732-545-0802
E-mail: cproctor@nbts.edu
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
17 Seminary Place
New Brunswick NJ 08901
Your Bequest to
New Brunswick Theological Seminary

Three general types of bequests

Simple Bequest
A simple bequest leaves a specific dollar amount or percentage of one’s estate. An example of the wording for this type of bequest is: “I do hereby give, devise, and bequeath to New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 17 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1196, the sum of $_____ (or _____% of my estate) to be used in support of its mission to continue the ministry of Jesus in our time and place by enabling people to translate their calling and gifts into faithful Christian ministry.”

Residual Bequest
The residual bequest allows you to provide for loved ones first, and then with residual or remaining funds you may designate a bequest to the Seminary. An ex- ample of the wording for a residual bequest is: “ I hereby give, devise and bequeath to New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 17 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1196, all (or a percentage of) the rest and remainder of my estate, after all of the above bequests have been made, to be used in support of its mission to continue the ministry of Jesus in our time and place by enabling people to translate their calling and gifts into faithful Christian ministry.” A bequest is a special gift to the Seminary. It signifies your final, heartfelt wishes that our vital mission will continue. It ensures our long-term financial security so that we can continue to prepare seminarians for ministry, and serve as a center for theological education for the community. A bequest touches and transforms countless lives as our graduates go forth to live and teach the Gospel message.
A bequest provides you with the knowledge that you are doing God’s work. It also provides your estate and heirs with considerable tax advantages. All charitable gifts are 100 percent tax-deductible. Your bequest to the Seminary may include gifts of cash, insurance, IRAs and pension plan assets, real estate, stocks and bonds, closely held stock or other assets. While your bequest supports the overall mission of the Seminary, you may restrict your bequest to support a special program. Restricted gifts may underwrite needs such as scholarships, endowed chairs, and special projects.
To discuss a restricted bequest, please call the Development Director at 1-800-445- 6287.

Contingent Bequest
The contingent bequest is for those who wish to provide for their living relatives. However, if those relatives predecease the donor, New Brunswick Theological Seminary would inherit the estate. An example of the wording for a contingent bequest is: “In the event that the above named beneficiaries predecease me, I hereby give, devise and bequeath my entire estate to New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 17 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1196, to be used in support of its mission to continue the ministry of Jesus in our time and place by enabling people to translate their calling and gifts into faithful Christian ministry.” A Bequest to New Brunswick Theological Seminary This information is not intended to give legal advice. We recommend you consult with your own legal or financial advisors.
The Reformed Church in America is tax exempt under Section 501 (c ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The General Synod of the Reformed Church in America is the parent organization of the Reformed Church in America. The New Brunswick Theological Seminary, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, whose federal identification number is 22-1994554, is a member subordinate organization of the Reformed Church in America.

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