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. Below is suggested language to take to your attorney for use in drafting your bequest.
Sample Language for Oregon Health & Science University Foundation
For an unrestricted gift that allows Oregon Health & Science University Foundation 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 to Oregon Health & Science University Foundation, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose."
Sample Language for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
For an unrestricted gift that allows Doernbecher Children’s Hospital 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 all of (or a specific percentage of) the residue and remainder of my estate OR the sum of $________ to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, a non-profit corporation of the State of Oregon, to be used to further the purposes of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in the area of greatest need."
Gifts for a Specific Purpose:
Please contact the Office of Gift Planning at email@example.com or 503-228-1730 for sample bequest language to support areas of need that are important to you.
Let Us Know
If you have named Oregon Health & Science University Foundation or Doernbecher Children's Hospital 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 Gift Planning at 503-228-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.