bequest can be for a specific dollar gift, a percentage of your estate, or
specific asset(s) (i.e. rental property) to be given to USF in support of its
mission. A bequest may also be in the form of a residual gift of the remaining
assets of one’s estate after other specific bequests or debts have been paid.
Bequests, like other gifts, can be designated for many purposes or given
without restriction. Our planned gift specialists can help you to find out which type of bequest will work best for you.
If you have made a bequest commitment to the university, please print our Diamond Circle
Enrollment Form (link to PDF form), and mail it back to us. We want to make
sure that you are acknowledged for your special commitment to the university.
For more information on the Diamond Circle, please click here.
Bequests as a
Lasting Legacy – Establish an Endowment
A gift to USF’s endowment is a permanent investment that produces earnings for:
- Merit scholarships for
the most promising students
- Scholarships for students
with the greatest financial need
- Faculty chairs to attract
and retain the best professors for USF
- Support for outstanding
academic and extracurricular programs
benefit the university long after they are received because the principal of
USF endowments is never spent. Donors can also be assured that their legacies
will be carefully and productively managed. Through the endowment, vital
support for scholarships, faculty, and academic and extracurricular programs
will be assured well into the future.
Sample Bequest Language
Please click on the Bequest Language information page for assistance in drafting language.
Please click here for stories about donors who have made
this type of gift.
If you have
questions about charitable bequests, or need assistance in setting one up,
please contact us.
We can be reached at 415-422-6259.