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Bequests

Make an impact after your lifetime.

Bequests to LSA can help sustain a vital program, important research, or a transformational student experience for years to come. These are the easiest gifts to make to LSA, and you keep control of your assets and are always able to make a change. Also, you have peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be followed in the future. A bequest can be made in your will or trust simply by directing a gift to LSA. Through a bequest, you can make a more substantial gift than might have been possible during your lifetime, or you may complete a lifetime of giving to the College. Learn more here.

Each year, many alumni and friends reveal that they have included the University of Michigan’s College of LSA in their estate plans. Some provide details about their intentions, in effect documenting their generous future gifts to the College. When you share your intentions with Michigan, you help ensure that your gift will have the impact you intend. It also allows us to keep you apprised of new programs or developments that may impact your gift.

Bequests and other estate gifts are a crucial source of continuing support for the College. When you document your bequest, the estimated value will help LSA reach its Victors for Michigan campaign goals while inspiring other alumni and friends to follow your lead.

Download the declaration of intent form.

Planning a Bequest?

Here are samples of language that a bequest would normally include:

UNRESTRICTED BEQUEST

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Regents of the University of Michigan, having the control and management of the University of Michigan, (a) the sum of $___________ or (b) ______% of my estate to be used for the benefit of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts as the College may determine.”

RESTRICTED BEQUEST

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Regents of the University of Michigan, having the control and management of the University of Michigan, (a) the sum of $________ or (b) ______% of my estate for the benefit of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts for the purpose(s) of _____________________ or if such use, in the judgment of the University, is or shall become impracticable or unwise, then for such purpose(s) as the University shall determine.”

RESIDUARY BEQUEST

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Regents of the University of Michigan, having the control and management of the University of Michigan, (a) all or (b) _____% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal property, to be used (a) for the benefit of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts as the College may determine; or (b) for the purpose(s) of_____________________________ or if such use, in the judgment of the University, is or shall become impracticable or unwise, then for such purpose(s) as the University shall determine.”

CONTINGENT BEQUEST

“If the above named legatees or devisees (or beneficiaries) should predecease me, then I hereby give, de- vise, and bequeath the same to the Regents of the University of Michigan, having the control and management of the University of Michigan, to be used (a) for the benefit of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts as the College may determine or (b) for the benefit of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts for the purpose(s) of ________________________________ or if such use, in the judgment of the University, is or shall become impracticable or unwise, then for such purpose(s) as the University shall determine.”

University’s Official Name: Regents of the University of Michigan
Tax Identification Number: 38-6006309

Contact us.

Our team is ready to help you explore options that will have a lasting impact on the College. For more information, call 734.615.6333 or email LSA-Planned-Giving@umich.edu.