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Become an SBL Legacy Maker

 Become an SBL Legacy Maker!

Planned giving offers our members a means of accomplishing their charitable objectives that is both consistent with their personal values and takes into account their overall financial and estate plans. Your trust, estate, or other planned gift strategy can turn your assets into an enduring legacy of support for the Society of Biblical Literature and in many cases offer you significant tax advantages.


A charitable bequest is a gift made through a written statement in a will or trust. Bequests can be made for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or from a specific estate asset that you wish to bequeath to the Society.

Life Insurance
The gift of a life insurance policy is a contribution made by naming an entity of your choice as the beneficiary of your policy or transferring the ownership of your policy. 


Retirement Plan
The gift of a retirement plan is made by naming an entity as beneficiary of a retirement asset in your overall estate plan. Beneficiaries can be designated for the total or a portion of your retirement assets.


Join the Legacy Makers!

By designating a planned gift, you will be investing in the future of SBL, and creating a meaningful legacy. Your planned gift demonstrates your commitment to carrying on the legacy of SBL, and will foster biblical scholarship for years to come. Become a Legacy Maker today! 

Learn more about the Legacy Makers 

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Let Us Know

We hope you will tell us when you have named the Society in your estate planning. We would very much like the opportunity to thank you for your generosity and recognize you as a member of the Legacy Makers. As with all forms of gift planning, professional advice is important. We will be pleased to work with you and your advisors in developing a plan tailored specifically to your desires and requirements. If you would like more information on wills, including sample language for making a charitable bequest, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact Glory Emekeme at (404) 727-3151 or email her at


The Society of Biblical Literature does not provide legal or tax advice. We recommend that you seek your own legal and tax professional in connection with gift and planning matters. To ensure compliance with certain IRS requirements we disclose to you that information contained on this website is not intended or written to be used and cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.



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