Jubilee Friends

What does becoming a Jubilee Friend mean?

It means you care about:

  • The future of Christian education.
  • The values for which EMU stands.
  • The well-being of future generations.
  • Establishing an enduring legacy.

It means you believe:

  • That you can make a difference.
  • That EMU helps advance Gods Kingdom on earth.
  • That EMU is blessed with strong leadership.
  • That EMUs Anabaptist Christian principles are foundational.

Jubilee Friends is an equal-opportunity association with more than 500 member households. If it is so easy why aren’t there more? One donor said:" I never thought about it. It seems like a good idea to me." Others have thought about it but have never gotten around to it.

Make a Gift …

A Jubilee Friend is anyone who has made a gift to EMU (or the Seminary or Center for Justice and Peacebuilding ) that will be received after her/his death.

If you remember EMU in your will or living trust, it costs you nothing today. Tell EMU about it. You then become a Jubilee Friend and you will have that wonderful warm satisfied feeling of doing something grand for a place you love and care about.

Some of our Jubilee Friends give money now and get a tax deduction today. A charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity is established. The money is invested and the donor or others designated by the donor receive income for life. The remainder then goes to EMU to train new leaders for the 21st century. This is a win-win-win-win situation. The donor wins, the beneficiary wins, EMU wins and future students win.

Other Options …

Other planned gifts include:

For more information, request our booklet entitled “A Guide to Planned Giving” at or by calling 1-800-368-3383.