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Making a Bequest to NOBTS

Large or small, bequests are an important part of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's growth.  Bequests continue to account for a major portion of the Seminary's endowment and provide significant funding for many of the Seminary's current programs. 

Leaving A Legacy

Everyone needs to have a will indicating how your property is to be used after your lifetime.  For many NOBTS alumni and friends, the bequest is the most popular form of planned gift.  A will does not reduce your current income, yet it enables you to provide substantial future support for the work and mission of New Orleans Seminary.  A gift to New Orleans Seminary through your will has several advantages:
a Charitable gifts made through your will are deductible for estate tax purposes.
a You may direct your bequest to the Seminary as a whole or to a specific program.
a A charitable bequest may place your estate in a lower tax bracket.
a If you wish to establish a scholarship or other endowment fund through your will, you can request that it be named for you or anyone you wish to honor.
a When you notify New Orleans Seminary of your bequest intention and send the Seminary a copy of your will or trust document, you will be enrolled in the Dement Society which honors alumni and friends who have established a planned gift for the Seminary. 
The Online Gift Planning Calculator may help you better understand your options for planned giving.

» The information contained herein is intended to provide general information, not legal or tax advice about a specific situation or problem.  Always consult a lawyer or tax accountant if you have legal or tax matters which require attention.

»Visit our Giftlaw section for professional financial planners.

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Including NOBTS in your estate plans


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Office of Development
3939 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70126

1-800-662-8701, ext. 3252

Office of Institutional Advancement

Dr. Jerry Garrard
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Jim Lee
Director of Planned Giving

Wanda Gregg
Director of Donor Relations

Don Pike
Director of Development Services