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Bequests

When you consider your legacy, you think of the people, lives and experiences that shaped you, as well as the lives that you have impacted. As you contemplate your legacy, please consider UC Irvine.

When you leave us a portion of your estate, you create a lasting legacy. A Legacy that will help tomorrow's leaders benefit from UC Irvine as you did. A legacy that will help shape the world for the better.

Creating a legacy through your estate can easily be done through a charitable bequest. A bequest can be made in your trust or will directing a gift to the University.

How Do You Make a Bequest?

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or University of California, Irvine as part of your estate plan.

Click Here to review sample bequest language.

Making a Bequest of Your Retirement Assets

A retirement asset, such as an IRA account, makes an excellent bequest to us. If the IRA were given to your family, much of the value may be lost through estate and income taxes. By designating University of California, Irvine as the beneficiary of all or part of your IRA (using a beneficiary designation form provided by your custodian), the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death and your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction. Click here for more information.

Benefits of Your Bequest

  • Receive estate tax charitable deduction.
  • Lessen the burden of taxes on your family.
  • Leave a lasting legacy.

Your Bequest Options

A bequest may be made in several ways:

  • Gift of a percentage of your estate
  • Gift of a specific dollar amount or asset
  • Gift from the balance or residue of your estate
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