Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified.
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Below is suggested language to use when drafting your bequest.
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For an unrestricted gift that allows Davidson College to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:
"I give to The Trustees of Davidson College, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 405 North Main Street, Box 7162, Davidson, North Carolina 28035-7162, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose."
To designate your provision for a particular purpose, please contact the Office of Gift Planning so we can advise on the customization of language in your estate plans.
If you have named Davidson College in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.
Please contact Dawn Smith at 704-894-2103 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.