Legacy Society

Legacy Society

Legacy gifts make an important contribution to the future growth, stability, and strength of Salzburg Global Seminar. By committing to a legacy gift, you are making a commitment to the future of our institution.


“Since its founding, in 1947, the importance of the work of Salzburg Global Seminar has been in my bloodstream. My British father, with my American mother, was at the first gathering at Schloss Leopoldskron. I myself was, much later, involved in the work of the Salzburg Seminar a couple of times as a member of faculty in their Education Program. 

To participate in this way is almost inevitably to be convinced of the huge importance of its mission. Personally, I am not someone that can make large annual contributions. However, I am in a position to show my enormous gratitude to and faith in Salzburg Global Seminar through a legacy gift in memory of my father. I am happy to be able to make this contribution towards the ongoing work of Salzburg Global. “

~Jill Pellew

“Salzburg Global Seminar makes a difference: this is what has always appealed to me and to my husband Paul. We have believed in the power of Salzburg Global to change lives, to encourage young leadership, to inform the global conversation. 

While both of us serve on multiple other boards - both American and international - Salzburg Global Seminar has a special place in our hearts. From the "Magic of the Schloss" to the lively conversations in the Bierstube and contemplative walks around the lake - Salzburg Global allows for respectful engagement on neutral ground. We are pleased to be able to support such a special place and help keep it safe for future generations. Please join us in this important work.”

~Heather Sturt Haaga,
Former Chair of the Board, Salzburg Global Seminar

Ways to Make a Legacy Gift

Legacy gifts are critical to the growth, stability, and strength of Salzburg Global Seminar. By committing to a legacy gift, you are making a commitment to the future of our institution.


Gifts through Your Will

The simplest way to leave a legacy is through a bequest. A bequest is a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime. It is generally made through a provision in your will or living trust. 

A bequest can complement your lifestyle and commitments today while supporting Salzburg Global Seminar tomorrow.


Retirement Plans

Gifts of Assets

Consider making Salzburg Global Seminar a full or partial beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan. 

Donating your retirement assets and leaving other assets to your heirs often enables you to give your heirs more.

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make cash gifts totaling up to $100,000 from your traditional or Roth IRA to Salzburg Global Seminar.


Insurance Policies

Gifts of Assets

Provide now for a future gift by naming Salzburg Global Seminar as beneficiary of a policy insuring your life.

You can name Salzburg Global as primary beneficiary of your life insurance policy or as contingent beneficiary should your other beneficiaries not survive you. You can also donate your paid-up life insurance policy.


Other Ways to Give

Discover more great ways to inspire positive change with Salzburg Global Seminar!


If you have already provided for a planned gift to Salzburg Global Seminar, please let us know by contacting or by phone at +1 (202) 637-7682