Gifts Through Bequest
“Receiving the Diversity Assistantship Scholarship
enabled me to develop an ongoing program that
attracts future students of underrepresented racial
and ethnic groups to Adler University.”
-Amanda Weber, Student, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
Creating Your Legacy Through a Bequest
A bequest is a gift provision in your will or revocable living trust. You can include a bequest in your will or living trust at the time of origination or add one later by an amendment. The gift can be a specific amount of money, a specific piece of property, or a percentage of your estate.
- Ability to make a major gift while preserving your assets during your lifetime
- Flexibility to be changed if your circumstances change; a bequest is not permanent
- Potential reduction in taxes payable by your estate
- Opportunity to designate your gift to a specific program or interest you care about
- It is simple for your attorney to incorporate gift language as a part of the drafting process
Learn how to make a bequest and create your legacy with Adler University.
“My wife, Katrine Kirn, Ph.D., and I are both psychologists, and decided that the best way to support the University’s mission is to support its students through a bequest dedicated to scholarship support. While our ’legacy‘ means may be modest, we hope to be part of the ‘Future Adler.’” -Steve Kirn, Former Trustee
If you are considering a bequest gift, please let us know and share our sample bequest language with your attorney.