The Benjamin Thompson Society recognizes the foresight and generosity of those alumni and friends who have planned support for the University through wills, trusts, life income funds, and life insurance gifts. The society honors the memory of Benjamin Thompson, a Durham farmer and businessman, whose bequest established the University in Durham in 1893.

It is easy to become a member of the Benjamin Thompson Society:

  1. Include the University of New Hampshire in your estate plans;
  2. Notify us that you have remembered the University in your plans.

Your gift is a powerful endorsement of the University and the importance of public education in the state. Membership information is available from the UNH Foundation, and all information is kept confidential.

Members receive a certificate and a sterling silver lapel pin. Members also receive invitations to special events, including a bi-annual luncheon.

We look forward to talking with you further about the Benjamin Thompson Society so please contact us today.