Gift in Your Will or Living Trust
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You want to leave money to University of Southern California in your will. 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 to USC in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.
Language for Including USC in your Will or Living Trust
"I hereby give to the University of Southern California, a California not-for-profit corporation, with its principal place of business at Los Angeles, California:
the sum of $________________ [amount] AND/OR the following described property: ________________ [description] AND/OR ________% [percent] of the residue of my estate. This gift is for the unrestricted use of the university. OR this gift is designated for ___________________ [describe purposes such as scholarships, faculty support, equipment, athletics, etc. and/or any specific school at USC, if you wish]."
See How It Works
How It Works
When Tom and Martha got married and created a will, they included a $75,000 gift to USC. 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 USC received a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha are rest assured knowing their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.
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Gifts That Pay
Your payments depend on your age at the time of your gift. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this complimentary guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.
- Contact The Office of Gift Planning at (213) 740-2682 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including USC in your will or estate plan.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include USC in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: University of Southern California, a California not-for-profit corporation, with its principal place of business at Los Angeles, California.
Address: University Park Campus, ALM 2nd Floor, MC 0461, Los Angeles, California 90089-4017
Federal Tax ID Number: 95-1642394
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.