Legacy Giving

Be a Part of Starr King School for the Ministry’s Future

When it comes to making a long-term impact on progressive theological education at Starr King, there are many giving options to choose from besides simply writing a check. Two of the simplest options to set up are bequests and beneficiary designations.


If you are interested in helping Starr King with our mission of educating the next generation of Unitarian Universalist and multi-religious leaders, the simplest, most flexible and most versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.

By including a bequest to Starr King School for the Ministry in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come. To include SKSM in your will or living trust, download our PDF of sample bequest language and customize it to your wishes. You can then provide this language to your attorney for inclusion in your will or living trust. Learn More.

Beneficiary Designations

If you are passionate about supporting Starr King School for the Ministry with our mission even after your lifetime, making the school the beneficiary of some of your assets is an easy method to support SKSM. Just name Starr King School for the Ministry as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you’re gone. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—which makes this approach an easy way to give.

Not only is it an easy way to give, but it’s also flexible—you aren’t locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want. You can make Starr King a sole or partial beneficiary of a retirement account or an insurance policy. Learn More.

Charitable IRA Rollovers

Qualified Charitable Distributions from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) are an advantageous option for some donors. Find out more about how you can meet your Required Minimum Distribution while helping Starr King educate the next wave of progressive religious leaders. Learn more about IRA Rollover Gifts.

Next Steps

Contact our Advancement team via email at  for additional information on bequests or beneficiary designations and how they can help support Starr King School for the Ministry with our mission.

If you have already named Starr King School for the Ministry in your plans, please contact us so that your wishes for your gift may be documented. We want to make sure that your legacy to SKSM is handled just as you desire.

This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. Consult an attorney or tax advisor.