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Sample Bequest Language

Please note that gifts of this nature should be carefully considered in relation to your comprehensive financial and estate plans. We strongly recommend that you consult an attorney in the preparation of your will and to supervise its execution so as to comply with your state requirements. The following are examples for illustration only.

  • When including a bequest provision in your will, always use the full legal name and provide the federal taxpayer identification number.

  • Our full, legal name is: "San Diego State University Research Foundation for the benefit of KPBS."

  • Our federal taxpayer identification number is: 95-6042721.

Your planned gift to KPBS can be in the form of specific amounts of cash or property, or as a percentage of the overall estate. You may also name KPBS to receive the residue, or a portion of the residue of the estate.

Below is sample language for different ways to name KPBS in your will or living trust.

A percentage of your total estate:

"I give [________%] of my estate to San Diego State University Research Foundation, a California nonprofit corporation, for the benefit of KPBS. San Diego State University Research Foundation's tax I.D. number is 95-6042721"

The residue or a percentage of the residue of your estate:

"I give the residue of my estate [or ________% of the residue of my estate] to San Diego State University Research Foundation, a California nonprofit corporation, for the benefit of KPBS. San Diego State University Research Foundation's tax I.D. number is 95-6042721"

A gift of a specific amount:


"I give [$________] to San Diego State University Research Foundation, a California nonprofit corporation, for the benefit of KPBS. San Diego State University Research Foundation's tax I.D. number is 95-6042721"

A gift stock, bonds, or mutual funds:


"I give [________ ] shares of [XYZ stock, bond or mutual fund] to San Diego State University Research Foundation, a California nonprofit corporation, for the benefit of KPBS. San Diego State University Research Foundation's tax I.D. number is 95-6042721"

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