Show Your Support With Just a Few Simple Sentences

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By including a charitable gift, called a bequest, in your will or living trust, you can make a plan today to support our work after your lifetime—after you've used your assets to support you and your loved ones.

Following are more advantages of bequests:
  • Easy. A few sentences in your will or living trust complete the gift.
  • Revocable. Until your will or trust goes into effect, you are free to alter your plans.
  • Versatile. You can bequeath a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate to Gustavus Adolphus College.
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There are many different ways to leave a gift to us in your will or living trust. Find the right one for you by downloading our free guide.

If you're interested in giving to Gustavus through a bequest, you will need our official bequest language.

The official legal bequest language for Gustavus Adolphus College is: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP] give, devise and bequeath to Gustavus Adolphus College [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose [or specify purpose]."

If you have questions about including us in your will or living trust, feel free to contact Jackie Peterson at 507-933-7543 or jpeters9@gustavus.edu at no obligation.