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Bequest Language

Example bequest language - Please feel free to change the numbers or percentages as you desire.

1. Residual Bequest Language:

Luther Seminary,
... "I bequeath the rest, remainder, and residue of my estate or _______ percent (or fractional interest) of the rest, remainder, and residue of my estate for the following purposes ......................

2. Bequest of cash

"I bequeath the sum of $100,000 to Luther Seminary of St. Paul, MN."

3. Bequest of a percent of the estate

"I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN."

4. Specific Bequest language:

... the sum of $___________ or the property described as ___________________________ for the following purposes........

5. Designations (if for a specific project, program, or use):

It is my desire and instruction that this bequest to Luther Seminary be used for the following purposes....

6. Contingent Bequest

"If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN."

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Susan Dunlop, MBA, CFRE
Director of Gift Planning
Seminary Relations
Office: 651-523-1751
Fax: 651-641-3531
sdunlop001@luthersem.edu

For endowed gifts the legal
name to use is:
Luther Seminary Foundation
Tax ID 41-1746301
For all other gifts the legal name to use is:
Luther Seminary
Tax ID 41-1425961