Bequest Language

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A charitable bequest is the most popular and enduring planned gift. Bequests are a favorite with donors because they provide the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy while retaining full use of your property during life.

You determine an amount, percentage, or specific assets (real or personal) you wish to give from your estate. You can use the following sample bequest language in your will:

I give, devise, and bequeath (the sum of $___, or a specific asset, or ___% of my estate, or all of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal property of whatever kind and wherever situated, which I may own or have the right to dispose of at the time of my death) to The Ohio State University Foundation, or its successor, Columbus, Ohio, to be used for the purpose of __________ or as further designated by me in writing to the Foundation.

You should consult with your legal and financial advisors when considering any planned gift.

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