Perpetua Circle

“To publish a book, to intentionally make words memorable and durable, is precious and unique—a holy act. We are so grateful for the process and the people who make it possible at Graywolf. That is why we have left Graywolf in our will, so that other readers may experience the work of this fine independent press for many years to come.”—Ann Bitter and Lyn Parker, founding members of the Perpetua Circle


The Perpetua Circle is named after Graywolf's house font, a typeface that is intrinsic to the identity of the Press. Anyone who gives a planned gift to Graywolf joins the Perpetua Circle.


What is planned giving?

Planned giving is a way to support Graywolf’s authors and books into the future. Planned gifts can be simple, flexible, versatile, and offer tax relief.


Who makes planned gifts?

Planned giving is for everyone. You don’t need to be a certain age, or have a certain income level.


How can I give?

You can give a planned gift to Graywolf through your will, trust, retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or other financial vehicle. Simply designate Graywolf as a beneficiary, or leave a charitable bequest.




Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind or restructure your gift at any time.


Versatility. You can structure the gift to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to Graywolf.


Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift qualifies for an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift's full value.




Ready to take the next step and make a planned gift to Graywolf Press? Simply contact your advisor with the following information to designate a gift in your estate plan.


Beneficiary Designation

Legal name: Graywolf Press

Phone: 651-641-0077

EIN: 91-1257237


Charitable Bequest

Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed.

I give (select one)

___________ percent of my residuary estate

___________ dollars

the rest and residue of my estate (after other bequests or designations are named)

to Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, MN (EIN: 91-1257237), for its general tax-exempt purposes, but without other restriction as to use.


Talk with us about your legacy

When you inform Graywolf of your decision, we can arrange for your gift to be stewarded according to your wishes, and we can discuss how best to recognize you for your generosity. Fill out a planned giving intent form and return it to the Graywolf office to let us know about your intentions.


For more information, please call us at 651-641-0077 or email plannedgiving [at] graywolfpress [dot] org.