The Legacy Society was founded in 1998 to express appreciation and recognition for those visionary individuals who inform the university, confidentially and in writing, that they have made a provision for a future gift through a bequest in a will or by naming Embry-Riddle a beneficiary in a trust, life insurance policy, or retirement plan. 

Planned gifts such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts also qualify as future gifts, and they can provide lifetime incomes to their donors or other beneficiaries. Planned gifts may be either unrestricted or designated for a particular Embry-Riddle department or program. They also may be named for one or more individuals. 

Member benefits include:

  • Invitations to exclusive university and educational events.
  • Recognition in the Society’s Honor Roll of Donors Listing in Embry-Riddle’s Impact Report.
  • A lifetime subscription to Lift, the university’s magazine for alumni and friends.
  • Legacy Society lapel pin.

By becoming a member of the Legacy Society, you help secure the university's place as a world leader in aeronautical education. We invite you to create your own legacy and help those who follow to reach their destinations.  If you have already named Embry-Riddle in your will or other aspect of your estate plan, thank you and please let us know. We want to be sure that we can fulfill your wishes.

To inquire further about joining the Legacy Society contact Chris Lambert, Senior Executive Director of Development, at 386-323-8827 or at