What is the Embry-Riddle Legacy Society?

How you can leave a legacy for future Eagles

The Legacy Society was founded in 1998 to express appreciation and recognition for those visionary individuals who inform the university, confidentially and in writing, that they have made a provision for a future gift through a bequest in a will or by naming Embry-Riddle as a beneficiary in a trust, life insurance policy or retirement plan.

Mary and Alex Wells

Planned gifts such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts also qualify as future gifts, and they can provide lifetime income to donors or other beneficiaries.

Planned gifts may be either unrestricted or designated for a particular Embry-Riddle department or program. They also may be named for one or more individuals. By becoming a member of the Legacy Society, you help secure the university’s place as a world leader in aeronautical education.

Faculty Emeritus Alex Wells and his wife Mary (pictured) joined the Legacy Society with a planned gift to establish an endowed scholarship to assist aviation business administration students.

We invite you to create your own legacy and help those who follow reach their destinations. If you have already named Embry-Riddle in your will or other aspect of your estate plan, thank you, and please call or email us so we can document your gift. We want to be sure that we fulfill your wishes.

Member Benefits

  • Invitations to exclusive university and educational events
  • Invitation to annual Legacy Society dinner
  • A lifetime subscription to Lift, the university’s magazine for alumni and friends, and Embry-Riddle’s Impact Report
  • Legacy Society lapel pin