Planned Gifts – Shorter University

Jerry and Beverly’s Story



Donors Jerry and Beverly Emerson decided to make a planned gift to Shorter in honor of his late wife. For the Emersons, an Endowed Scholarship was the perfect tool for making their gift. The couple established the Shirley Williams Endowed Scholarship to help Elementary Education majors studying to be teachers

Gifts Anyone Can Make

Planned giving allows anyone to make a substantial contribution to Shorter University — regardless of income or financial status. It is a way to level the playing field, giving everyone a chance to become a philanthropist and make a difference. And it provides significant financial benefits to you as well.

  • A planned gift allows you to shape your own legacy — all while helping us to achieve and expand our mission.
  • It allows you to make a far bigger impact than annual gifts of cash.
  • A planned gift allows us to continue our mission far into the future, even while it helps make a difference today.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not.

Click here & learn more about how the advantages of a planned gift are real and significant to the future of Shorter University.