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Johnson & Wales University has established the 1914 Society to honor individuals who have included the university in their estate plans through a will, trust, gift annuity, life insurance policy, retirement plan, etc. 


Many alumni and friends are already members of the 1914 Society by virtue of their planned-gift commitment. We also want to recognize individuals who have made current accommodations in their estate plans to support Johnson & Wales University. The names  of 1914 Society members will be published in future magazines and other publications unless those donors wish to remain anonymous.


If you have included JWU in your will, established a life-income plan or made Johnson & Wales the beneficiary of an insurance policy or retirement plan, you are automatically a member of the 1914 Society. Just let us know by calling Maureen Dumas, Ed.D., vice president of advancement & university relations, at Additionally, if you are interested in establishing a planned gift with JWU or would like information about how to include JWU in your estate plans, we'd love to hear from you.