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Bequest Language

To include a gift to the University of Missouri in your will or living trust, we suggest that you and your legal advisor consider the following language:

Describe the gift
"...to The Curators of the University of Missouri, a public corporation,

  • the sum of $__________
  • ___________________ [description of specific property]
  • ____ % of my estate owned by me at my death
  • the residue of my property owned by me at my death

Describe the purpose or program

  • for the unrestricted use on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus."
  • for the unrestricted use and benefit of the School/College of _____________ on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus."
  • for the unrestricted use and benefit of the Department of _____________ in the School/College of _____________ on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus."
  • to fund the previously established ____________________ endowment fund* and any amendments thereto."
  • to establish the ______________________ endowment fund*, the distribution of which is to be used for ______________ (scholarships, professorships, faculty awards, loan funds, etc.) in the Department of _____________ in the School/College of _____________ on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus."

Important Note! Please ensure that the COLUMBIA CAMPUS is specifically designated. Gifts not identified in this way may be considered a gift to the entire University of Missouri system.

*Upon your request, the Office of Gift Planning and Endowments will prepare a separate endowment document at no cost to you. Your will or trust may then direct the gift to the endowment fund. By using this planning strategy, you will retain the option to alter the purpose or use of your endowment fund without the expense and inconvenience of amending your estate plan.

Let us know
Please contact us when you include Mizzou in your estate plan.