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Sample Bequest Language

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A general bequest: “I give the sum of_______ dollars ($_____) to Trustees of Tufts College, of Medford, Massachusetts, for the general purpose and use of the [insert name of specific school at Tufts].”

A residuary bequest: “I give _______ percent (___%) of the residue of my estate to Trustees of Tufts College, of Medford, Massachusetts, for the general purpose and use of the [insert name of specific school at Tufts].”

Gift for preferred purpose: “I give ______________ to Trustees of Tufts College, of Medford, Massachusetts, in support of the [insert name of specific school at Tufts].” It is my wish that this gift be specifically used to support [insert specific intent]. If it becomes inappropriate or impossible to accomplish the purpose of the gift as described herein, then the Provost of Tufts University may designate this bequest to be used for the benefit of a substantially similar purpose.”

Please contact the Gift Planning Office for sample bequest language that fits your specific purpose or gift.

Should you wish to include Tufts University in your will or trust, please note that our legal name is Trustees of Tufts College. Your attorney may want to know the university’s tax identification number: 04-2103634.

For your reference, here are the formal names of Tufts schools and units:

  • Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences
  • Tufts University School of Engineering
  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
  • Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

This information is not intended to be legal or tax advice. Please contact your attorney if you are considering this type of gift.