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Bequest Language

Sample Bequest Language for MidAmerica Nazarene University

Thank you for your interest in naming MidAmerica Nazarene University as a beneficiary in your estate. MidAmerica Nazarene University primarily uses the services of the MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation to receive estate distributions. Benefiting the students, programs and services of MidAmerica Nazarene University in your will can be accomplished by either preparing a new will or adding an amendment to your will called a codicil. In addition, revocable trusts can be amended to incorporate language that reflects your bequest intentions.

Charitable bequests can either be a fixed dollar amount, a gift of a specific property, a percentage of your total estate or a percentage of the residual estate. To ensure that your exact intentions are followed, wills, trusts and codicils should be prepared by your personal legal advisor.

Sample Bequest Language
Gift of specific dollar amount

"I hereby give to MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation, located at 2030 East College Way, Olathe, Kansas 66062 (FEIN# 48-0996330) the sum of $________ to be used for its general purposes."

Gift of specific percentage of estate

"I hereby give ____% of my estate (or "my Trust assets" if using a Living Trust) to MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation, located at 2030 East College Way, Olathe, Kansas 66062 (FEIN# 48-0996330) to be used for its general purposes."

Gift of specific property

"I hereby give ____% of my estate (or "my Trust assets" if using a Living Trust) to MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation, located at 2030 East College Way, Olathe, Kansas 66062 (FEIN# 48-0996330) (or, all my right, title and interest in the following described property: __________________________ ) to be used for its general purposes."

Residuary Bequest

"I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation, located at 2030 East College Way, Olathe, Kansas 66062 (FEIN# 48-0996330), all (or ____%) of the rest, residue or remainder of my estate to be used for its general purposes."

Bequest with MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation as Contingent Beneficiary

"In the event any of my above-named beneficiaries have not survived me, I hereby direct (description of gift) be distributed to MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation, located at 2030 East College Way, Olathe, Kansas 66062 (FEIN# 48-0996330) for its general purposes."

Please contact MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation at (913) 971-3600 if you have any questions. This language is merely provided as an example of commitments designated for MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation and is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice.

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