Joseph Baldwin Society

Recognition of Planned Gifts

The Joseph Baldwin Society, named after the University’s founder, was created in 1992 by the Truman State University Board of Governors to honor and recognize those who have provided a planned gift for the benefit of the University through the Truman State University Foundation. The University thrives today as a result of Baldwin’s vision and commitment.

Membership in the Baldwin Society is achieved by written confirmation of a deferred gift commitment. Members of the Baldwin Society are invited to the Foundation Banquet held on campus each year.

Qualifying gifts for the Baldwin Society include:

  • Bequests | Sample Bequest Language
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts (Unitrust and Annuity Trust)
  • Life Insurance
  • Life Estate
  • Other Life Income Arrangements

View listing of current Joseph Baldwin Society members.

For more information

For more details on how to make a planned gift, visit our planned giving website or contact Marie Murphree, CFRE, at 660-785-4124 or

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