Planned Giving

Language for Your Will

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Many of our supporters leave a gift to MSU in their wills or estate plans so they can continue to make a difference in the lives of future generations impacted by the University.

Sample Bequest Language

I give, devise, and bequeath to the Midwestern State University Foundation (Federal Tax ID No. 75-1101337)

  • (Cash Bequest) the sum of ________ dollars ($_______).
  • (Stock Bequest) _______ shares of stock of _______________ Corporation.
  • (Percentage of Estate) ______percent (____%) of my estate.
  • (Residuary Bequest) the remainder of my estate.

I request this bequest be used for the greatest needs of the University (or the College of __________________ or its successor.)


I request this bequest be used by the University for the following purpose: __________________.”

A gift in your will is an easy way to continue to support the University. Your assets remain in your control, and your gift can be changed at any time should your situation change. Bequests to the University are not subject to federal estate taxes.

You may also leave a gift to Midwestern State University or the Midwestern State University Charitable Trust. For more information or to discuss specific language to support a program, scholarship, professorship, or other area, please contact Rhonda McClung, assistant vice president of gift planning and development, at (940) 397-4728 or


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