Estate Design

Bryan College offers professional estate design services that center on the understanding that God is the owner of all, people are more important than dollars, and the spiritual has to come before the mechanical.

The primary goal in providing these estate design services is to assist individuals in expressing God’s plan of stewardship for their estate by ensuring that their assets are transferred to their family members, charitable beneficiaries, and others at the lowest possible cost and with the fewest delays.

Our Estate Design service is a ministry of Bryan College. It is a no-obligation service in which:

  • We do not tell you who to make charitable gifts to
  • We do not sell products
  • We do not charge a fee

What you receive is a confidential, professionally prepared, personalized estate design based on your situation and your desires.

To begin the process, email Steve Keck today to discuss the Guide To Planning Your Estate and Confidential Estate Inventory or download these and other resources here.

Bequests

Including Bryan College as a beneficiary in your will is a way to ensure that your stewardship desires are met and that future students will continue to benefit from a Christ-centered education.

Bryan College’s endowment has been built primarily through thoughtful bequests.  And these bequests touch the lives of many Bryan students each year through scholarships and financial aid.

Following are two examples of bequest wording that most often can fit your stewardship desires:

  • Percentage of Your Estate for Unrestricted Purposes. “I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Bryan College, a tax-exempt educational organization, Dayton, Tennessee, ___% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate as an unrestricted gift to be used in the area of greatest need at the time the gift is received.”
  • Specific Amount for Unrestricted Purposes.  “I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Bryan College, a tax-exempt educational organization, Dayton, Tennessee, the sum of ____ dollars ($) as an unrestricted gift to be used in the area of greatest need at the time the gift is received.”

Restricted gifts can be established with the assistance of our Planned Giving office through the careful planning and crafting of a Gift Agreement. Please contact us for more information.

We encourage you to share your final will provision and desires with our Planned Giving office to ensure that your wishes will be followed and that we can properly thank you.

Steve Keck
Director of Gift and Estate Design
423.775.7581 office
steve.keck@bryan.edu

Endowment: Sowing, Watering, Harvesting for the future

Sowing

Since the early 1960s, the Bryan College endowment has been built through the current and estate gifts of those who value their Christ-centered Bryan education and those who have benefitted by the lives and ministries produced from Bryan.

Watering

The Bryan College endowment is professionally managed by Keel Point Advisors under the auspices of the executive committee of the Bryan College board of trustees.

Harvesting

The long-term vitality and security of Bryan College is greatly enhanced by the growth and health of our endowment.

Income produced by the endowment is used to provide scholarships and financial aid to our students.

More Information

We hope that you will prayerfully consider Bryan College in your estate plans. If you have not begun the process, please let us assist you through our Estate Design Process.

Contact Steve Keck at 423.775.7581 or by email at steve.keck@bryan.edu.