Bequest Language

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures.

Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. Below is suggested language to take to your attorney for use in drafting your bequest.

Sample Language

"I give ___ percent (%) of the residue of my estate [or ___________ and no/100 Dollars ($______)] to the UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA FOUNDATION, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation."

Choose from the following:

  1. This gift shall be used for the benefit of the University of Nebraska at the direction of the board of directors of the University of Nebraska Foundation.
  2. This gift shall be used for the benefit of ______________ (e.g., a specific NU campus, college or program area).
  3. This gift shall be used for the purpose of _________________ (e.g., student scholarships, research or faculty development).

If you have named the University of Nebraska Foundation in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.

Please contact a member of the gift planning team at 402-458-1100 or gift.planning@nufoundation.org for more information.