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Gift in Your Will or Living Trust
You want to leave money to the University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.
In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. Use this language to include a gift to the University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations in your will or living trust: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose." This type of donation to USC or one of its affiliated foundations in your will or living trust helps put a Carolina education within our students' reach for years to come.
A Real-Life Example: C.B. and Dona Smith
Ever since graduating from the USC School of Law in 1970, C.B. Smith has been a strong supporter of the school, the university and its athletics programs.
"I strongly believe that USC is a very important, even vital, part of South Carolina," he says. "The university is a tremendous economic generator, and the law school educates most of the state's lawyers and judges. USC is critical to every phase of the state's economic success."
Not surprising, then, that Smith and his wife, Dona, have finalized two gifts in their will—one to benefit School of Law scholarships and the other to benefit the Athletics Department. Read More
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The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.