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Gifts From Your Will or Trust

How it works

  • Include a gift provision to the WVU Foundation in your will or trust. (Here's sample bequest language.)
  • Make your bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose here.
  • Indicate a specific amount, or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust.


  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your bequest to address changing circumstances.
  • You can direct your bequest to a particular purpose (be sure to check with us to make sure your gift can be used as intended).
  • Under current tax law there is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for your charitable bequests.
Jean Woloshuk, EdD '76, '77, '88 – After 38 years of service through WVU Extension, I'm proud that the gift support I've included in my will is going to help WVU and 4-H do even more in the future.

For those age 70 and older (by December 31, 2017), their gift provisions included in their wills and trusts to benefit WVU can be counted in the campaign if they will let us know of their support. Please contact us soon.

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Please contact us so that we can assist you through every step of the process.

Questions and Answers:

What happens if I die without a valid will?

When do I need to change my will?

Do I need an attorney to write a will?

How do I select an executor or personal representative?

What is the probate system?

What are my non-probate assets?

What is a codicil?