Planned Gifts - Shorter University

Jerry and Beverly Emerson



Donors Jerry and Beverly Emerson wanted to make a gift to Shorter to honor his late wife. For the Emersons, an Endowed Scholarship was the perfect tool. The couple established the Shirley Williams Endowed Scholarship, which now helps Elementary Education majors attend Shorter.

Talk with our Office of University Advancement about how planned gifts can help you build a legacy that lasts. Contact Dr. Ben Bruce at or 706-292-3900.

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.