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Your Gift Brings You Closer
George Mason University has been important in your life, and you want to recognize that relationship by leaving a gift in your will. Yet 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. This type of donation in your will or living trust helps ensure that we can continue educating tomorrow's leaders and innovators for years to come.
Sample bequest language: I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], do give, devise, and bequeath to the George Mason University Foundation, Inc. (FTIN 54-1603842), a 501(c)(3) organization classified as a public charity, [amount, percentage, or description of either real or personal property]. Funds gifted through this bequest are designated [for the unrestricted use and purposes of George Mason University OR to benefit the purposes of George Mason University as follows:].
See How It Works
An Example of Mason Philanthropy at Work
Meet Tom and Martha. Mason holds a special place in their hearts because it's where they met. When they got married and created a will, they wanted to honor Mason's important role in their lives, so they included a $75,000 bequest to the George Mason University Foundation. As the family grew to include three children, Tom and Martha decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security.
They met with their attorney and revised the gift language so that the Foundation received a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing their plans will provide for the people and the Patriots they love.
- Contact Aquanetta Betts, J.D. at (703) 993-6971 or email@example.com for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including Mason in your will or estate plan.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Mason in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: George Mason University Foundation, Inc.
Address: 4400 University Drive MS 1A3, Fairfax Virginia 22030
Federal Tax ID Number: 54-1603842
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. 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 any 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. California residents: 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. Oklahoma residents: 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. South Dakota residents: Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.