Center for Gift and Estate Planning

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Welcome! We are pleased you have interest in learning about the many benefits of charitable gift planning. To speak with someone in the Center for Gift and Estate Planning about ways to benefit through a planned gift, call 330-672-0421 or email us at giftplan@kent.edu. A member of our Planned Giving Team will be very pleased to help you.

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Private support to Kent State is accepted, invested and disbursed by the Kent State University Foundation Inc., a private 501(c)3 foundation with Federal Tax ID #34-657-6307.

The legal name for all gifts through wills, trusts or beneficiary forms is the Kent State University Foundation Inc. If a gift is for a regional campus, use the Kent State University Foundation Inc./[insert name of regional campus].

  • A specific bequest names a specific asset or amount to be left to the foundation, such as certain stocks, bonds, a cash amount, real estate or collectible items. The language of a specific bequest may appear in the will as follows:

    I leave [name asset] to the Kent State University Foundation Inc. This asset is to be used according to the most recent guidelines as executed by myself, the university and the Kent State University Foundation.

  • A percentage bequest names a percentage of the entire estate. The language here might appear as follows:

    I leave [X%] of my entire estate to the Kent State University Foundation Inc. These assets are to be used according to the most recent guidelines, as executed by myself, the university and the Kent State University Foundation.

  • A residuary bequest is a bequest of assets from the estate not named in the other parts of the will. The language for this type of bequest may appear as follows:

    I leave my residuary estate to the Kent State University Foundation Inc. These assets are to be used according to the most recent guidelines, as executed by myself, the university and the Kent State University Foundation.

**The recent guidelines are specific intentions that have been communicated to us through either a Bequest Information Form, endowment agreement or other signed document. This enables you to easily revise your intentions without modifying your will and incurring legal expenses.

Donors of all planned gifts are welcomed into the Herrick Society, a legacy giving circle.

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