Sample Language for a Bequest

You have a wide range of ways to support the work of Lynchburg College through a bequest. The following examples represent the most common forms you might choose as you work with your attorney on a charitable bequest.

  • General bequest
    I give to Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia, (insert here the sum of money or description of property) to be used as the Board of Trustees may direct.
  • Bequest for a specific purpose
    I give to Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia, (insert here the sum of money or description of property) to establish the (NAME) Fund (include fund description, e.g., for scholarship endowment, for faculty support, for building construction, etc.)
  • Residual bequest
    I give to Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia, all, or a portion (e.g., a stated percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real and personal, to be used as the Board of Trustees may direct.
  • Contingent bequest
    In the event that any of the above named beneficiaries shall not survive me, or shall die during the administration of my estate, within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of common disaster, then I give all my said estate, real and personal to Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia, to be used as the Board of Trustees may direct.

Contact James C. "Skip" Kughn, Jr., Interim Planned Giving Advisor, for more information: 434.544.8294, 800.621.1669, or kughn.j@lynchburg.edu.