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Making a Bequest
There is no better way to leave a legacy than to remember the District of Columbia School of Law Foundation in your estate plans. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization that supports the students, faculty and programs of UDC David A .Clarke School of Law. Your bequest will be exempt from taxes.*

Making a bequest is as simple as asking your attorney to include language in your will expressing your wish to do so. Please contact Jaye Lopez Van Soest, CFRE for information on designating your bequest to a specific fund at 202-274-5401 or jlopez@udc.edu.

Below, please find several ways to remember the District of Columbia School of Law Foundation in your estate plans:

Fixed Gift

You can choose to leave the Foundation a fixed gift in your estate. This is the most common way individuals leave a bequest.
Sample language: I bequeath to the District of Columbia School of Law Foundation (Tax ID 52-1863674) a nonprofit corporation organized under federal law now maintaining its headquarters in the District of Columbia at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, the sum of $______ (or describe the specific property you intend to bequeath – stocks, savings bonds, etc.).
Percentage

You may leave the Foundation a percentage of your estate.
Sample language: I bequeath to the District of Columbia School of Law Foundation (Tax ID 52-1863674) a nonprofit corporation organized under federal law now maintaining its headquarters in the District of Columbia at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, _______% of the rest and residue of my estate.
Residuary

Some individuals designate that the Foundation receive what is left of their estate after all other debts, taxes, expenses, and other bequests have been fulfilled.
Sample language: After all specific bequests, devises, and expenses have been taken care of, I hereby give the residuary of my estate to the District of Columbia School of Law Foundation (Tax ID 52-1863674) a nonprofit corporation organized under federal law now maintaining its headquarters in the District of Columbia at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008.

* The information in this document does not constitute legal or financial advice.  We encourage you to discuss these options with your advisors before deciding on the best choice for you.
 
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