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A Gift in Your Will or Living Trust

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Interested in helping the University of Colorado serve the state, the nation and the world through leadership in high-quality education and professional training, public service, advancing research and knowledge, and state-of-the-art healthcare but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today? A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, also known as a charitable bequest.

By including a gift to CU in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come. Your gift also entitles your estate to an unlimited federal estate tax charitable deduction.

Use the following sample language to include a gift in your will to CU:
"I give, devise, and bequeath, to the University of Colorado Foundation, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, (insert dollar amount, percentage of estate or exact description of property to be devised) for the benefit of the (specific program, college, or school) at the University of Colorado."

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A Giving Story

Jonathan Treisman and family

Jonathan Treisman's life is "paying it forward" with a bequest that will support scholarships for CU Boulder students who would not otherwise have the same opportunities that were provided to him.

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