Legacy & Planned Giving

Legacy gifts are lasting investments that contribute to the University's long-term growth and sustainability. Such commitments ensure expanded access to CEU's signature educational programs and research centers grounded in the principles of diversity, human rights, democracy and rule of law. We invite you to support the future of CEU with a meaningful and enduring commitment.

Ambassador Donald & Vera Blinken helped establish CEU's Legacy Giving Circle as founding chairs. Their exemplary bequest will create an endowed fund to sustain the research and public history programs of the Blinken Open Society Archives.

CEU's Legacy Giving program includes opportunities for you to:

Designate CEU in your will or living trust for a gift of cash or securities. This option allows you to retain your assets during your lifetime, and a charitable estate tax deduction may apply if your estate is subject to estate taxes.

Add CEU as a full or partial beneficiary to your retirement plan or life insurance policy.

We are pleased to work with you and your legal or financial advisor to determine options that best align with your needs and maximize your impact on the future of CEU. To learn more, or to notify CEU of your legacy gift, please contact us at development@ceu.edu.

By making a gift now to the Archives, what we are saying is that Central European University and the Open Society Archives are going to be there forever; they are going to be stronger and better; and they are going to play a very important role in the future of Europe. We encourage all of our American friends and others to take the long view and understand that what we are doing for CEU and the Archives is really critical not only for these institutions but for all of us. 

 – Ambassador Donald Blinken, founding co-chair of CEU's Legacy Giving Circle