Your Legacy Could Change Many Lives
By Dr. Adam Wright, President
One morning in 1888, Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite, awoke to read his own obituary. The obituary was printed as a result of a simple journalistic error. His brother had died, and a French reporter carelessly reported the death of the wrong brother. Any man would be disturbed under the circumstances, but to Alfred Nobel the shock was overwhelming.
Alfred Nobel saw himself as the world saw him-the great industrialist who had made an immense fortune from explosives. This, as far as the public knew, was the entire purpose of his life. None of his true intentions were recognized or given serious consideration. He was quite simply a merchant of death, and for that alone he would be remembered.
As he read the obituary with horror, Alfred Nobel resolved to make clear to the world the true meaning and purpose of his life. This could be done through the final disposition of his fortune.
His last will and testament would be the expression of his life's ideals. The result was the creation of the most valued prizes given annually on an international basis-the Nobel Prizes.
What will your legacy be? Perhaps you could make a significant difference in the lives of future generations of young people who would like to have a Christian education at Dallas Baptist University. Perhaps you could help with one of our building programs or create a scholarship fund that could give young people the opportunity of a lifetime.|
What will your legacy be?
You can join the DBU Legacy Society and help assure the future of DBU by several methods of giving: including DBU in your will, establishing a remainder interest gift, providing a gift of income for a specific time, creating a charitable remainder unitrust, or providing a gift annuity.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.