Thiel College

Society of 1866

Society of 1866 Overview

The initial bequest from Barbara and Louis Thiel began a tradition of faithful giving from alumni and friends.  The Society of 1866, which is named for the year Thiel was founded, recognizes and honors those who have included the College in their estate planning.

Opportunities for Naming

  • Scholarships
  • Chair
  • Professorship
  • Facilities or spaces
  • Programs

Methods of Giving

  • Bequests
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Annuity
  • Real Estate
  • Life Insurance
  • Lead Trust
  • Pooled Income Fund

Leave your legacy! To receive more information on the Society of 1866, contact Mario Marini '91, Director of Special and Planned Giving, at 724-589-2022 or