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Leadership and Legacy Giving

Leaving a Bequest to Keene State College

The simplest and most transformational gifts sometimes come as a surprise to the College, when we receive word that an alumnus or friend has named the College as a beneficiary in a will or trust. If you prefer to keep your intentions private during your lifetime, as many do, consider using the sample bequest language here:

Sample: “I hereby bequeath ___ (dollar amount or percentage of my estate or residual of my estate after other bequests) to Keene State College, a voluntary New Hampshire corporation with its principal place of business at 229 Main Street, Keene, New Hampshire 03435.”

Any bequests to Keene State College, whether a fixed dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residual after other bequests have been distributed, will be considered a charitable contribution from your estate.

If you or your legal advisor have any questions whatsoever about estate planning at Keene State College, we invite you to contact Marilyn Shriver, Director of Strategic Engagement, at 603-358-2371 or email All conversations are held in confidence, with no obligation.

Marion Wood Society

Marion Wood

The Marion Wood Society, founded in 1996, honors alumni and friends of Keene State College who have chosen to make a gift through their estate or have otherwise created a planned gift to benefit the College.

Like Marion Wood ’26, a legendary alumna, professor, administrator, and friend of Keene State who left a significant gift in her will, members of the Marion Wood Society choose to include Keene State in their estate plans as a way of giving back, and in a manner that will benefit the students and campus of tomorrow.

For a conversation on including Keene State in your estate planning and joining the Marion Wood Society, please call Marilyn Shriver, Director of Strategic Engagement, at 603-358-2371 or email to set up an appointment. All conversations are held in confidence, with no obligation.

F. Marion Tebbetts Wood ’26

By naming the Heritage Society after Marion Wood, we honor the memory of an alumna, KSC teacher, Alumni Association president, president of the Keene Endowment Association, and founder of the Golden Circle Society.

F. Marion Tebbetts Wood passed away in May 1994, but her legacy lives on. Many students have and will benefit from the scholarship she created in 1977 in memory of her father, Harry C. Tebbetts. Marion remembered her alma mater with a substantial gift, increasing the value of the original scholarship endowment five-fold.

Marion wanted students to have the same educational opportunities she had. Fortunately, hundreds of students will benefit from Marion’s foresight and generosity.

Planned Giving Resources

Learn more about the many benefits of gift plans, donor stories and gift options.

Contact Development

Give by Phone
Call Advancement Services, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at 603-358-2375.

Give by Mail
Mail your check made payable to Keene State College to:

Keene State College – Advancement Services
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-0002

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