Planned Giving

Planned Giving at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Estate gifts are a powerful way to advance the mission of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and to transform the lives of future generations of lawyers and leaders. Making a planned gift is easier than you think: whether you are just beginning to think about your legacy or working with a financial advisor to finalize your estate plans, we welcome the opportunity to discuss how a planned gift can help you realize current and long-term financial goals, provide for your family, and make a lasting impact at the Law School. 

For more information about planned giving, please contact Alan Paberzs at 312.503.0707 or a-paberzs@law.northwestern.edu or visit Northwestern's Office of Gift Planning.


“ When I updated my estate plans, I knew Northwestern would be the primary beneficiary. My 50th reunion and the passing of my wife, Kay, who studied at the School of Communication, crystalized my thoughts on specific gifts. From my freshman year at Medill, Northwestern has been good to me and good for me. It is only fitting that I repay the University with my estate assets.” 
—Ed Bryant ’63, ’67 JD


For attorneys and financial advisors:


Is your client considering an estate gift to the Law School? Please let us know how we can help you best serve your client and their interest in supporting the School. Contact Alan Paberzs at 312-503-0707 or a-paberzs@law.northwestern.edu


Legal Name: Northwestern University
Legal Address: 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern Tax Identification No: 36-2167817

Sample Bequest Language (unrestricted gift):
"I give to Northwestern University, an Illinois corporation, Evanston, Illinois, the sum of $________________________ (or _________________ percentage of my estate) to be used for the benefit of the Pritzker School of Law without further restriction.”

Sample Bequest Language (restricted gift): 
"I give to Northwestern University, an Illinois corporation, Evanston, Illinois, the sum of $________________________ (or _________________ percentage of my estate) to be used for the benefit of the Pritzker School of Law for the support of ___________________________. If it is ever impossible, impracticable, or inadvisable to administer my gift in exactly the manner set forth above, then my gift may be used for the general educational and charitable purposes of Northwestern.”

Other Resources
Estate Planning Forms
Northwestern's Office of Gift Planning