Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder after all other provisions are specified.

Our federal tax ID number is: 94-1156617

If you have questions about your estate gift or have a specific use for your gift in mind, we encourage you to work directly with the Office of Gift Planning to ensure that your bequest language accurately reflects your charitable intent.

Below is some sample bequest language for your reference.

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I hereby give to The President and Board of Trustees of Santa Clara College, (hereinafter referred to as "the Board" or "Santa Clara University"), an educational institution located in California, the following described property: __________

OR the sum of: __________

OR __________ percent (_______%) of the residue of my estate.

This Gift shall be used to: __________

This information is intended as a general guide for the use of attorneys.

Santa Clara University
Office of Planned Giving
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-1400