Steeple Society

A few years ago the Hannibal-LaGrange Steeple Society was created. This special society includes individuals who have made the decision to include HLGU in their estate planning.

These alumni and friends feel so strongly about the mission of Hannibal-LaGrange University they have made a commitment to fund a future for our students. To date, we have about 90 individuals who have joined this group and we commend them for their dedicated blessing.


Once you have included HLGU in your will, simply complete the form included in this brochure and return it to the HLGU Institutional Advancement office. If you so desire, a representative will contact you regarding your gift.

Individuals choosing to leave a gift to HLGU will not only become recipients of our official quarterly newsletter, updating them on important campus events, but will also become members of an elite group that will leave a legacy by their continued faithfulness to this institution and our beliefs. Members of the Steeple Society make it possible to bless more students with the opportunity of higher education and an even greater blessing of knowing more about our Saviour.

History of the Bell

The bell, prominently displayed on our campus, is a piece of history dating back to the founding of the institution. It was transported to LaGrange, MO prior to the Civil War up the Mississippi on a steamboat. The original function of the bell was to open and dismiss class. Today, the bell is used to celebrate the wedding engagement of students here on campus by being turned up-side down. Because this bell has been an important part of our campus for so many years, we believe it is only fitting to hold it up as a symbol of the legacy that has already been left to us by so many faithful supporters and a reminder of the commitment our devoted Steeple Society has made to our future.

Quote from Connie Benson

"Pat and I feel we can reach others for Christ by tithing to our church and by giving now and later to HLGU so students can be better equipped to teach others about Christ as they pursue their career. We as Christians need to step up to the plate and lead by example with our giving."

- Connie Benson ‘94

Download Steeple Society Brochure

Contact Information

Institutional Advancement