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Bob and Mary Are Giving Smarter and Achieving Their Dreams...Find Out How You Can Too!
Bob and Mary first met at Two-Bit Flicks, a 25-cent movie night held on Fridays in Brighton Lecture Hall. When the spring formal hosted by the women's dorm came around, Mary asked Bob to go with her. It was their first "official" date.
The rest, as the saying goes, is history. Or in Bob and Mary's case, it is natural history. That's because Emporia State also introduced them to a lifelong passion for the natural sciences.
Bob and Mary feel Emporia State was the catalyst for the life they've built together. Mary became a science educator for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students. Bob founded and served as director of the Great Plains Nature Center and became a renowned nature photographer.
Now they want others to have the same opportunity they did. They want to help students come to ESU and discover a passion they can follow for the rest of their lives.
Bob and Mary found a simple and easy way to achieve this dream. When they set up their trust, they named Emporia State as a beneficiary.
What's your dream?
Learn how easy it is to make your dream a reality by naming Emporia State University in your will or trust. Contact Angela Fullen, Director of Planned Giving at the Emporia State University Foundation. She can answer your questions or help you get started. If you have already named Emporia State in your will or trust, let us know. We will make sure your gift does everything you want it to do.
"I would encourage anyone, if they are thinking about doing something like this, to contact the Foundation. For us, it has been a great experience." - Mary Butel
Getting Started is Easy
Not sure how to take the first step? We've got just the thing you need. Download your free Will and Estate Planning Guide. This guide is an easy way to get started on, or update, your estate plan. It will help you explore your options at your own pace. It's free, easy and yours to keep.
Download your copy today or contact Angela Fullen to request a printed copy.
Emporia State University Foundation's Bequest Language
Types of Bequests
There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to Emporia State University Foundation.
Percentage Bequest. Another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specific percentage of your overall estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 10% of your estate to Emporia State University Foundation.
Residual Bequest. A residual bequest is made from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has given away each of the specific bequests. A common residual bequest involves leaving a percentage of the residue of the estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 30% of the residue of your estate to Emporia State University Foundation.
Contingent Bequest. A contingent bequest is made to charity only if the purpose of the primary bequest cannot be met. For example, you could leave specific property, such as a vacation home, to a relative, but the bequest language could provide that if the relative is not alive at the time of your death, the vacation home will go to Emporia State University Foundation.
In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Emporia State University Foundation in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.
1. Specific Bequest
If you are considering making an outright bequest to Emporia State University Foundation, we recommend the following language:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to Emporia State University Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 1500 Highland Street, Emporia, KS, 66801-5087, Federal Tax ID #48-6088461, for Emporia State University Foundation's general use and purpose.
Bequest of Specific Personal Property
I hereby give, devise and bequeath DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Emporia State University Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 1500 Highland Street, Emporia, KS, 66801-5087, Federal Tax ID #48-6088461, for Emporia State University Foundation's general use and purpose.
Bequest of Specific Real Estate
I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at ADDRESS OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Emporia State University Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 1500 Highland Street, Emporia, KS, 66801-5087, Federal Tax ID #48-6088461, for Emporia State University Foundation's general use and purpose.
If you are considering making a bequest of a percentage of your estate to Emporia State University Foundation, we recommend the following language:
If you are considering a bequest but would like to ensure that your bequest will be used for a specific purpose, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give and meet your charitable objectives. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your goals.
If you are making a restricted bequest, we recommend that your attorney include the following provision to give Emporia State University Foundation flexibility should it no longer be possible for Emporia State University Foundation to use your gift as you originally intended:
Please contact us if you have any questions about how to make a bequest to Emporia State University Foundation or to request any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney as you consider making a bequest to us.
If you have included a bequest for Emporia State University Foundation in your estate plan, please contact us to let us know. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.