The 1867 Society

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Peru State College was “born” in 1867, the same year Nebraska became a state. Nebraska’s first public institution of higher learning, the college then known as the Nebraska State Normal School focused on training teachers. Over the years the name has changed and the programs offered have broadened, yet the commitment to quality, affordable, accessible education remains the same.

The 1867 Society was created to enable Peru State alumni and friends to give back to the College through their estate plans, to ensure that future students have the same educational opportunities that the College made available to them. Society members ensure that the College continues to provide students with a sound education and a way to a better life.

There are many ways to become a member of The 1867 Society including:

  • Indicating in their will that Peru State College Foundation is to receive a lump sum or a percentage of their overall estate assets or the remainder of those assets after providing for other beneficiaries
  • Naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, pension or savings plan
  • Transferring your home title or other real estate property to the Foundation, after death, as set forth in a will or trust document

Membership in the Society requires that the Foundation be informed about the individual’s plans to include Peru State College in estate plans; a copy of the relevant documentation is desirable.

Please join other alumni and friends who have become members of The 1867 Society. Take your place beside those who celebrate Peru State’s history of making a difference. Help ensure that the College remains strong and thrives into the future.

Contact the Foundation at 402-872-2304 or pscfoundation@peru.edu if you would like to learn more about including Peru State College Foundation in your estate plans.