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Sample Bequest Language for Estate Gifts

A bequest to Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute in your Will or Living Trust may include the following language. The sample language illustrates how a bequest can be accomplished and is intended to be used for educational purposes rather than as legal advice. We encourage donors to share this information with your legal counsel. We also recommend that you review your bequest with the OSU Foundation's Gift Planning Office to ensure that your plans are carried out as you wish.

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For Support of Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute:

“I give:
________% of my estate,
OR
the sum of $_______,
OR
the real property described on the deed as ___________,
OR
personal property described as _____________,
OR
all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate,
OR
____________________% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to the Oregon State University Foundation (www.osufoundation.org) to further the purposes and objectives of the Marine Mammal Institute as may be recommended by the Director of the Marine Mammal Institute [or you may specify the purpose of your gift, such as faculty, student, fund, or project support]."

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