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Illinois State University's Bequest Language


The ISU Foundation's tax identification number is 37-6025713.

Suggested bequest language for a will or trust

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Illinois State University Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation located in Normal, Illinois,

Choose one of the following
  • ____ percent of the residue of my estate,
  • The sum of $____,
  • All of my interest in the following described property: ____,
  • Choose one of the following

    • To be used for the area of greatest need at the time the gift is received.
    • To be used for the benefit of (name of college, department, program, or existing fund).
    • To be used for the purpose of (scholarship, research, faculty, other purpose) support.
    • To be used in accordance with the terms of a signed Administrative Agreement on file at the Illinois State University Foundation at the time of my death.

Final language example

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Illinois State University Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation located in Normal, Illinois, 20 percent of the residue of my estate, to be used for the purpose of scholarship support.

How To Document Your Bequest

To document your bequest, we request the following items be sent to the office of planned giving:

Completed statement of intent form and a copy of one of the following documents (if available):

____ portion of your will or trust document referencing Illinois State

____ portion of your beneficiary designation form with available pertinent plan information (plan type, name of account owner, plan administrator, most recent market value information, date)

Please contact us for specific bequest or endowment language. Our standard bequest language may be found on our website.

Documenting your bequest intention solidifies your commitment to Illinois State University and allows the University to plan for our bright future. Thank you!

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