Ways to Give

    Planned Giving

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    With a planned gift to Dean College, you can achieve your personal financial and charitable goals in one simple act of generosity. We work with individuals who are interested in making gifts to the College through a variety of financial vehicles, including: bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance policies, or real estate.

    Donors become members of the Oliver Dean Heritage Society, named for Dr. Oliver Dean, the Founder of Dean Academy. In 1865, Dr. Dean provided approximately nine acres of land in Franklin as the school site and a $125,000 gift toward its construction. Now close to celebrating its sesquicentennial, Dean is positioned to celebrate its past and secure its future. Now is the perfect time to advance the legacy of the individual who guided the development of the Academy from its beginnings and served as its first president.

    Oliver Dean founded the school to ensure the benefits of educational opportunity for future generations. Your planned gifts to Dean enable us to continue this vision well into 21st century and for generations to come.

    If you have already made provisions for Dean in your plans, please let us know in writing so that we may include you in the Oliver Dean Heritage Society as well. Your tax advantaged gift can help to ensure that your financial and charitable goals are attainable. Please consult your tax professional for specific information.

    Whatever you are able to provide, your gift to Dean College provides life-changing opportunity. Your gift opens doors and makes the impossible, possible. As a proud member of the Dean Community, your gift will keep our community strong and its members successful and prosperous for generations to come. No matter the amount, your generosity affects many people within the Dean Community. 

    Being a donor means supporting our students in the classroom, on the stage, on the field, and out in the world. Whether you choose to take part in the  Make Your Mark campaign, volunteer at an event, or offer a monetary donation, explore all the ways you can give back to help enhance the Dean experience for future students and alumni.

    The Office of Institutional Advancement is always available to review and discuss in more detail ways you can support Dean College

    The following are types of gifts you can make to show your support.

    Give by Phone
    To make a gift by telephone, call us toll free at 888-711-3326, during regular college business hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Give by Mail
    To mail in a gift, please make your check payable to Dean College and send it to:
    Dean College
    99 Main Street
    Franklin, MA 02038

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