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The Mission of the Pillsbury Society

The Pillsbury Society was formed to honor and recognize the commitment and contributions of those supporters of the University who have included Missouri Baptist University in their estate plan, while seeking to cultivate current and connected relationships with those donors in light of their significant financial partnership with Missouri Baptist University.

What is the Pillsbury Society?

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The Society is named in honor of Joyce S. Pillsbury (1910-2005), businessman, philanthropist, humanitarian Joyce Pillsbury exemplified what it meant to be a servant leader. Mr. Pillsbury was involved with then Missouri Baptist College in 1974, when his financial leadership and encouragement led the institution through difficult times. Mr. Pillsbury and his wife Carol provided generously from the Pillsbury Foundation and their personal assets to make the Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center a reality.

Pillsbury's life served to inspire many to involve themselves financially with what God was, and still is doing at Missouri Baptist University. He did so by leading with his own strong example of Biblical financial stewardship and the sharing of his compelling vision for building God's kingdom through stewardship, a task to which Pillsbury believed all Christians to be called. The family continues to support the University.

How do I become a member of the Pillsbury Society?

By making one or more Charitable Deferred Gifts to Missouri Baptist University through the resources God has entrusted you with on this earth, you have automatically obtained membership in this particularly significant group of partners in the Lord's work at MBU.

Membership in the Pillsbury Society occurs through any one of several ways:

  • By naming the University as a beneficiary in a will, trust, life insurance policy, annuity, or retirement plan.
  • By establishing life-income arrangement, such as a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity.

Your gifts to the mission of Missouri Baptist University are brought about through a variety of creative planning tools. These tools assure that (1) your life needs are addressed, (2) appropriate and timely distribution to heirs is provided, and (3) maximum "kingdom impact" through MBU endures beyond your lifetime.