Ben Culley Society
The Ben Culley Society salutes individuals whose foresight, like Dean Culley's, has led them to make a commitment to the College beyond their lifetime. Dean Culley cared deeply about Occidental and its future that he set an example by providing a meaningful gift through his estate. To this day, his generosity continues to support scholarships and endowed programs in the performing arts. To honor his legacy, in 1994 the Board of Trustees of the College established a legacy giving society in his name to honor individuals who have chosen to benefit Oxy beyond their lifetime by endowing its future through bequests, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, retained life estate, and retirement assets.
If you have already included Occidental College in your estate plans, we hope you will let us know by filling out our Letter of Intent. With your permission, we will recognize you as a member in our Legacy Newsletter. Your willingness to be listed as a member of Ben Culley Society encourages others to follow your example. We acknowledge and respect those who wish to remain anonymous, but we encourage you to let us know of your plans on a confidential basis as it supports the College's planning for the future and allow us the opportunity to thank you for your generosity. You will also be invited to special events for members. Past event locations include the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Autry Museum, the Huntington Gardens, and on campus. You may also see event pictures on our Facebook page.
If you have not yet included Occidental College in your plans and you would like to explore the best options for you and your family, you may explore our website for more information. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. We would be glad to assist you on a confidential basis and without any obligation.
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 this agreement, 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.