Bequest Language

Suggested language for bequest:

"I give and bequeath to the CCSU Foundation, Inc., a non-profit, charitable, educational corporation serving Central Connecticut State University the following:
<DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY>"

Description of property can take a number of different forms:

  • the entire estate or a portion of the estate,
  • a specific dollar amount,
  • certain stocks or other securities,
  • real estate, or
  • personal property.

If restricted:

"This bequest shall be added to the principal of the <NAME> Fund which is endowed and only the income earned on the principal shall be used to support scholarships for students at Central Connecticut State University as determined by the University Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors of the Foundation."

or:

"This bequest shall form the initial principal of the <NAME> Fund which is to be endowed and only the income earned on the principal shall be used to support scholarships for students at Central Connecticut State University as specified in the Memorandum of Understanding dated <DATE> between CCSU Foundation, Inc. and me."

If you are planning a restricted bequest, you need to talk to us first at 860-832-3471 or mavery@ccsu.edu.

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