Alumni and Friends

The Calkins Society

The Calkins Society of Hofstra University recognizes alumni and friends who have provided for Hofstra's future by including a bequest or other deferred gifts in their estate plan. Your support helps to ensure that the University will carry on its important work. By naming the University in your will, you will also obtain an estate tax charitable deduction equal to the amount donated to Hofstra. If you are planning to name Hofstra University in your will, please be sure to notify the Advancement Office so we may acknowledge your thoughtfulness and philanthropy.

Membership Information

It is strongly recommended that a qualified lawyer be employed to prepare your will and supervise its execution in order to comply with the requirements of the law of the state in which the maker of the will resides. It is also wise to give the University considerable latitude in the use of any fund so that a change of circumstances may not impair the usefulness of the gift. Hofstra University's planned giving staff will be glad, upon request, to review the phrasing of any proposed form of bequest.

Various methods of deferred giving are available which may benefit the donor and her or his family, as well as Hofstra University. You can receive additional information by filling out the Request for More Information form or please contact:

Meredith Celentano
Office for Development
101 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1010
Telephone: (516) 463-6377
Fax: (516) 463-4867

We are honored that so many individuals have made an ultimate gift to Hofstra by including us in their estate plans through a bequest, trust, gift annuity or another planned giving vehicle.

A gift through one's estate is usually reserved for those closest to us, starting with our families, so we are very moved when an individual makes the decision to include Hofstra University in this privileged, inner circle.

Calkins Society Membership

Calkins Society members receive a lovely membership pin and are recognized in our University publications. They receive invitations to special events including an annual reception held each spring for Calkins Society members.

Perhaps, you've already included Hofstra University in your estate plans, through a bequest or other means. If so, please let us know. We will be delighted to welcome you into the Calkins Society. Thank you for considering a planned gift to Hofstra University. I look forward to working with you and your advisors to create a gift plan that meets your financial and philanthropic goals and objectives.

With warm regards,
Meredith Celantano
Assistant Vice President for Development