A Gift in Your Will or Living Trust

The Easiest Way to Make an Impact

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Interested in helping the University of Rhode Island with our mission 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, known as a charitable bequest.

By including a bequest to URI 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.

Check Out This Potential Scenario

Young family with kidsWhen Tom and Martha got married, they made a point to put together a will to protect their assets. They both loved URI and decided to include a bequest of $75,000 to us in their will.

As Tom and Martha's family grew to include three children, they decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security. They met with their attorney and simply revised the bequest language so that their gift to URI was now a percentage of their estate instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing when they die, their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.

See How It Works

Learn How to Fund It

You can use the following assets to fund a bequest:

Next Steps

  1. Contact Lindsey Yates-Grimley at 401-874-2042 or lyates-grimley@uri.edu or Rita Verespy at 401-874-9530 or rita_verespy@uri.edu for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including URI in your will or estate plan.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include URI in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: The University of Rhode Island Foundation
Address: 79 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881
Federal Tax ID Number: 05-6014351

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