Office of Estate and Gifts Planning Records, 1955 -- 2017


Title: Office of Estate and Gifts Planning Records
Dates: 1955 -- 2017
Creator: Office of Estate and Gifts Planning
Call Number: UA040
Size: 52.8 Linear Feet, 44 record cartons
Language(s): English  
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The collection contains wills, records, and documentation concerning donations left to Tufts University.


This collection is organized in one series.


Biographical / Historical

The Office of Estate and Gift Planning launched in 1993, though the functions of the Office had existed informally within University Advancement for decades prior. It was originally headed by Thomas B. Hunt, the Office's Senior Director. It changed its name in 2003 to the Gift Planning Office. The Office works with donors to coordinate planned gifts to Tufts, assisting with affairs such as negotiating a will or living trust, or setting up a charitable remainder annuity trust. Additionally, the office is closely coordinated with the Charles Tufts Society and the Austin B. Fletcher Society, groups where membership is awarded after the inclusion of Tufts University or the Fletcher School in one's estate plans. As of 2020, the Office has separate coordinators for several of the schools within the university, such as the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Access to this collection is restricted.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Collection History

Processing Notes

All folder labels were re-stapled. When a folder label had fallen off and were located in the folder/box, we reattached the label. If a label was missing, the donor's name was used as new title. Some folders were in poor condition and had to be replaced. Original labels were maintained, including information on the front panel or inside panel of the folder. Letter-size folders containing legal-size documents were replaced with legal-size folders. Minor alphabetization errors were corrected. Processed by Liz Chrastil, July25-August 8, 2006.

Boxes 25-30 were processed in September - October 2013 by Lydia P under supervision of Erin Faulder and Eliot Wilczek.

This collection is processed.

Subjects and Genre Terms
  • Advancement
  • Alumni and Alumni Relations

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