Beneficiary Designations

Make a Gift in a Few Easy Steps

Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their wills or estates. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using: 

  • IRAs and retirement plans
  • Life insurance policies
  • Donor advised funds
  • Commercial annuities

It is very simple to name the Towson University Foundation as a beneficiary. Start by requesting a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider's website. Make your desired changes and return the form to establish your gift.

See How It Works

A Real-Life Example

Student on campusBalancing a full-time dual major in chemistry and environmental science with a part-time laboratory job might be a formula for disaster. Fortunately, John Richardson '88 is a master at balancing equations.

Richardson earned an associate's degree in chemical technology and toxic waste management before entering Towson in 1986. Serendipity intervened two years later, when Richardson's employer decided to sell the business and the freshly minted graduate needed a job. He bought the facility located in Catonsville, Maryland, and founded a certified environmental analytical testing laboratory. Today, Phase Separation Science is thriving, and Richardson proudly counts other Towson alumni among his company's 18 employees.

Read more about why John Richardson has made the Towson University Foundation a beneficiary of his life insurance policy.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact the administrator of your retirement plan, insurance policy or bank account for a change-of-beneficiary form, or simply download a form from your provider's website. 
  2. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like the Towson University Foundation to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form. Return the completed form.
  3. Contact Kathleen Hider at 410-704-6287 or khider@towson.edu to let us know your goals for the gift so we can ensure it is used as you intend.

Legal name: Towson University Foundation, Inc.
Address: Towson University Foundation, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001
Federal tax ID number: 52-0939453

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