Leave your legacy at SDSU.

Over the course of a lifetime, many of our donors build up ways to give back to the people and places that matter to them. This may include wills, gift annuities, charitable trusts, charitable business bailouts, land-related assets and more. You can leave a piece of your legacy at SDSU while ensuring the University’s continued growth.

Planned gifts can take many forms, and some gifts may even reduce your taxes or pay you income. If you want to help SDSU now and in the future, work with us to plan for it today. Learn more at mysdstatelegacy.org.

Get planning assistance.

We’re here to guide you through the process of making a planned or estate gift. View our complimentary planning resources.

Have you already made an estate gift?

Please contact us if you’ve already named SDSU in your estate plan. We want to ensure your gift is used as you intended. We’d also like to recognize you for your generosity and commitment, and invite you to join our Sylvan Circle giving society.

The Sylvan Circle

The Sylvan Circle Society honors friends who make a commitment to the future support of SDSU through planned and deferred gifts to the university. The recognition society takes its name from the Coolidge Sylvan Theatre, one of the treasured landmarks on the campus. Qualifying gifts include a bequest in a will or a revocable living trust to the SDSU Foundation, designation as a beneficiary in an insurance policy or retirement plan, a life income agreement or a life estate gift of a residence or farm property.

For a complete list of Sylvan Circle members leaving a lasting impact on South Dakota State University see our 2016 Sylvan Circle publication here