Weil: Join Me in Donating Your Group Life Insurance Benefit

Please note that Professor Weil died on March 9, 2022. We remain grateful for his witness in life to the importance of planned giving. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

July 2, 2018 

Dear Clergy Colleagues, 

One of the Church Pension Fund’s benefits provided to me as an active Episcopal clergy person was group life insurance coverage.   

Now that I am retired, the amount of that insurance coverage is $50,000. When I learned that a number of our CDSP alumni and supporters had chosen to name CDSP as the beneficiary of their church-provided life insurance policy, I thought, “What a great idea!” If the Rev. Blaine Gutmacher, ‘66, the Very Rev. Allan Hohlt, ’66, and former trustee the Very Rev. Don Brown can do this, so can I! 

The policy was a benefit given to me at no cost. I have chosen to make CDSP the beneficiary. It is such an easy way to provide the seminary with a future $50,000. 

I am writing to you to encourage you to do the same! Naming CDSP as beneficiary of your policy is as simple as completing this Change of Beneficiary form

In addition, if you are not yet a member of the George and Augusta Gibbs Society (those of us who have chosen to have CDSP in our estate plans), this is a really easy way to become a member. 

I want to encourage you to consider designating CDSP as the beneficiary of your group life insurance coverage provided by the Church Pension Fund. 

If you have any question about the process of doing this, please contact the Church Pension Group directly. You may also set up a meeting with CDSP’s gift planning advisor, the Rev. Richard Schaper, CFP, by emailing or calling or 510-204-0740. 

With gratitude, 

Louis Weil headshot

The Rev. Dr. Louis K. Weil 

James F. Hodges and Harold and Rita Haynes Professor Emeritus of Liturgics