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Bequests

Make a gift for LSA's Future.

BLet us know if you are tihnking of including hte University of Michigan in your estate plans. We want to say thank you, and make sure we follow your intentions. LSA Advancement can help you think about the areas where you would like to make a meaningful difference. 

You decide where to direct your gift through our declaration of intent form or a nonbinding gift letter.

Say Yes to a Bequest!

  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your gift to address changing circumstances.
  • You can direct your gift to a particular purpose.

Sample Bequest Language

If you're talking with your estate attorney or putting your will together, use our sample language to include in your will or living trust.

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

Option 1: “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.”

Option 2: “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 in accordance with the most recent agreement on file with the University.”

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 to get started. We're here to help.

Our team can help you as you open doors to new opportunities. While we can’t offer specific tax or legal advice on your personal situation, we can help you discuss your goals and options. 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 LSAPlannedGiving@umich.edu.