1865 Trust

The 1865 Trust recognizes the generosity and foresight of those who choose to embrace the visions of KA’s future by making a meaningful planned gift to the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF). Your entrance into the ranks of the 1865 Trust will be a powerful testimony to the charitable expressions of your values, ideals, and commitment to Kappa Alpha Order’s future.

Membership in the 1865 Trust recognizes those who have made provisions for a planned gift of $10,000 or more to the KAOEF. Most of our alumni in the 1865 Trust will fulfill their gift through one of the most common, and perhaps easiest, ways of making a planned gift, by naming the KAOEF in a will, or as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or an IRA.

If you have any questions about the 1865 Trust, or if you wish to join the ranks of 193* other KA brothers who have already become members, please contact Ben Satcher, Executive Vice President at the National Administrative Office, either by phone, (540) 463-1865, or by e-mail, bsatcher@ka-order.org.

KA recognition blockRecognition

In appreciation of your commitment as a member of the 1865 Trust, you will receive a handsome block in which is etched the insignia of the National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill.

The 1865 Trust Register

 archival, leather-bound ledgerThe KAOEF initiated a new tradition to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Kappa Alpha Order. The 1865 Trust Register, unveiled in 2015, is a handsome archival, leather-bound ledger that serves as a record to be treasured and celebrated. Only members of the 1865 Trust are invited to add their signatures in the Register, symbolizing the power of personal philanthropy and perpetuation of our founders’ legacy.

Members are invited to sign the 1865 Trust Register, by personal appointment, at Mulberry Hill in the very room where Robert E. Lee stayed while visiting Lexington and accepting the presidency of Washington College in 1865.

In addition, throughout the year we will offer specific times for members to sign their names in this remarkable ledger. The 1865 Trust Registry is permanently housed at Mulberry Hill for display. Join today and add your signature to this roll of honor.

a bronze magnolia leafThe 1865 Trust Magnolia Leaf

A bequest or testamentary trust of $1 million or more will secure your name to be permanently displayed on a bronze magnolia leaf at Mulberry Hill.

How to Join the 1865 Trust

Two steps are very important.

First, add this language to your will:

I give and bequeath to the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (Federal Tax I.D. #75-1783690), a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) Texas corporation, the sum of $______________ (greater than $10,000) to be used by the KAOEF in fulfillment of its educational purposes as the KAOEF board of trustees shall determine.

Second, make sure the KAOEF knows that the KAOEF is listed in your will, or named as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or IRA, by one of the following two ways: