Bequest Language

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified.

Our federal tax ID number is: 94-6081352

Below is suggested language to use when drafting your bequest.

Sample Language

For an unrestricted gift that allows UC Davis to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:

"I give (if a Will) or The Trustee shall distribute (if a Living Trust) the sum of $_____________; or the following property: _________________; or ________ percent of my estate [or trust estate, if a Living Trust]; or the residue of my estate [or trust estate] to the UC Davis Foundation ("Foundation"), a California non-profit public benefit corporation located at the University of California, Davis. The gift is to be used to [after consultation with the Office of Planned Giving at UC Davis, describe use of gift]."

If you have named UC Davis in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.

Please contact the Office of Planned Giving at (530) 754-2286 or for more information.