Planned Giving


We started this journey 130 years ago with 22 students and a mission to expand higher education’s reach. Your support through Planned Giving will allow us to move confidently into the future and be bold in our investments in our students and our University.


Getting Started


What is Planned Giving?

Learn about Planned Giving and how DSU can help you build a plan to meet your personal, family, and philanthropic goals.

Types of Planned Giving Solutions

There is a Planned Giving solution for nearly every donor, no matter where you are in your journey. Learn about the different types of Planned Giving solutions available to donors here at DSU and their benefits.

Building Your Plan

Watch our “Building Your Planned Giving Plan” Workshop or our “Giving to DSU: Why Cash Isn’t Always King” Workshop, or read more about which solutions fit best for the various stages of life in our Planned Giving Decision Guide.

Compare Options

Check out this simple tool to compare the benefits and details of each Planned Giving solution and take a deeper dive by reading through all of our resources.

Connect with Community


Giving Societies & Recognition

Learn how DSU recognizes and thanks donors who contribute to our students and our future.

Profiles in Giving

Our donors bring life to our campus through a lifetime of commitment. Read their stories here.