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Benefit yourself, your family and Furman with your planned gift
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Furman University's Sample Bequest Language
A gift to Furman University in your will or revocable trust proclaims your confidence that we will continue to serve our mission and make a difference in the lives of future generations. A bequest:
- Is easy to arrange.
- Will not alter your current lifestyle in any way.
- Can be easily modified to address your changing needs.
RESIDUAL BEQUEST LANGUAGE
A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:
SPECIFIC BEQUEST LANGUAGE
Naming Furman University as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:
CONTINGENT BEQUEST LANGUAGE
Furman University or its affiliates can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:
RETIREMENT PLAN BENEFICIARY LANGUAGE
You may name Furman University as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits. Donors should consult with their tax advisor regarding the tax benefits of such gifts.
Naming Furman University as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh or profit sharing pension plan will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings. It can be costly to pass such assets on to heirs because of heavy tax consequences. By naming Furman University as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, the donor maintains complete control over the asset while living, but at the donor's death the plan passes to support Furman University free of both estate and income taxes.
Making a charitable gift from your retirement plan is easy and should not cost you any attorney fees. Simply request a change of beneficiary form from your plan administrator. When you are done, please return the form to your plan administrator and notify Furman University. We can also assist you with the proper language for your beneficiary designation to Furman University.
If you or your attorney would like Furman University to provide you with customized beneficiary language that is specific to your goal and interest, please contact us.