In 1993, the Herman Schneider Legacy Society was founded to recognize University of Cincinnati donors whose "legacies" to educational excellence are realized through the planned gifts they commit to the University.
These individuals contribute to UC's future. The Society was named after UC educator Herman Schneider, founder of cooperative education, whose vision propelled UC to the forefront of higher education early in the 20th century.
UC is pleased to honor those who demonstrate commitment to future excellence at the University of Cincinnati by providing support for tomorrow through planned gifts.
Membership in the Legacy Society is extended to individuals who establish planned gifts to benefit the University and its colleges and programs. Planned gifts recognized by the Society include will bequests and trust provisions benefiting UC, in addition to a wide array of other possibilities.
The Society's membership roster is published in an Honor Roll of Donors each year. (If preferred, Legacy Society members may remain anonymous for publication purposes.)
Upon accepting membership in the Legacy Society, members will receive a certificate of appreciation, signed by the UC President, a set of distinctive coasters acknowledging visionary support, and invitations throughout the year to Society gatherings and UC events.
Members will also receive a membership card and the following privileges:
- A certificate for unlimited OLLI classes in any one quarter – an $80 value
- A 10 percent discount coupon to UC Bookstores
- Borrowing privileges at UC Libraries
- Exclusive concierge services
Through planned gifts, Legacy Society members have committed themselves to a future in which the University of Cincinnati will maintain its competitive edge as a leader in education, research and service.