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Legacy Society

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The purpose of the Legacy Society is to recognize those who have remembered the University of the Arts in their estate plans, and through their example, to encourage others to do the same. Members of the Legacy Society receive invitations to special events and educational programs and are recognized in the annual Donor Report.

To join the Legacy Society, simply inform us that you have remembered the University of the Arts in your will, retirement plan or life insurance policy. You can also work with us to make an investment that both benefits UArts and earns you income during your lifetime.

Inquiries are confidential and carry no obligations. For more information or to notify us that you have already included UArts in your estate plans, please contact Andrew Pack, Vice President for Development, by calling 215-717-6147 or

Testimonials by Legacy Society members:

Ruth K. Colten '44 (Illustration)
Ms. Colten attended Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts on scholarship and loved her instructors Renzetti, Schell and Sweeney. The University was honored to be included among the beneficiaries that Ms. Colten supported through her estate. Her generous gift endowed the Ruth K. Colten Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates artistic promise and financial need.

Sigrid Berwind, former Trustee 
Ms. Berwind served as a University of the Arts trustee from 1998 until her death in 2008. Thanks to Ms. Berwind's gracious contribution through her estate, UArts is able to offer the annual Sigrid Berwind Scholarship to a student with artistic merit who is pursuing a degree in Fine Arts.