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Bequest

By making a provision for a charitable bequest to Colby in your estate plans, you are arranging a lasting legacy that will provide for the College beyond your lifetime. It signifies what is important to you and affirms the values you consider most essential. It also provides an opportunity to extend support to future generations of students.

A charitable bequest is a planned gift anyone can afford. It is a provision for Colby in your will or trust and it offers many options for leaving a gift that is meaningful for you. A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to Colby College that will make a lasting impact.

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Benefits of a bequest

  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Leave a lasting legacy to charity

How a bequest works

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or Colby College as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.

Here are some of the ways to leave a bequest to Colby College

A bequest may be made in several ways

  • Percentage bequest - make a gift of a percentage of your estate
  • Specific bequest - make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset
  • Residual bequest - make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate
Click here to review sample bequest language.

Contact

If you have any questions about leaving a bequest to us, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you. If you have been so generous as to include a bequest to Colby College as part of your estate plan, please take the time to let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity.

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