Bequest Language

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  • Unrestricted Gift: A gift that can be used where the need is greatest
    I give, devise, and bequeath to Nebraska Wesleyan University, a nonprofit corporation located in Lincoln, Nebraska, [written dollar amount or percentage of estate] for its unrestricted use and purpose.
  • Gift for a Specific Purpose: A gift that is to be used for a specific purpose
    I give, devise, and bequeath to Nebraska Wesleyan University, a nonprofit corporation located in Lincoln, Nebraska, [written dollar amount or percentage of estate] to be used at its discretion for (insert purpose—such as a specific department or program).
  • Perpetual Endowment Fund: A gift that lasts in perpetuity
    I give, devise, and bequeath to Nebraska Wesleyan University, a nonprofit corporation located in Lincoln, Nebraska, [written dollar amount or percentage of estate] to be used as a permanent endowment in support of its general purposes.
  • Perpetual Endowment Fund for a Specific Purpose: A gift that lasts in perpetuity for a specific purpose
    I give, devise, and bequeath to Nebraska Wesleyan University, a nonprofit corporation located in Lincoln, Nebraska, [written dollar amount or percentage of estate] to establish an endowed (insert purpose—such as scholarship, professorship, or department) fund to be held as a permanent fund within the University’s general endowment.
  • Residuary Bequest: Leaves any remainder after all other bequests have been made
    I give, devise, and bequeath to Nebraska Wesleyan University, a nonprofit corporation located in Lincoln, Nebraska, [written dollar amount or percentage] all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, for its general purposes (or describe the specific purpose, if desired).

     

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