Oliver Watson Society
The Oliver Watson Society at the University of Rhode Island was established more than twenty-five years ago to recognize all alumni and friends who make charitable estate and planned gifts to the University.
We invite you to join these very special donors whose estate and planned gifts will help the University maintain and improve the quality of its programs for future generations.
Planned gifts include bequest intentions through wills and living or testamentary trusts, beneficiary designations on retirement plan assets and life insurance, and life income arrangements such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.
There is no minimum gift requirement for membership to the Oliver Watson Society, which currently includes over 300 members.
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.