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Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now

Gifts in a will or by beneficiary designation are two easy ways to provide students with academic excellence, unsurpassed student-faculty experience and unique learning opportunities for years to come — and they don’t cost anything now.

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If you have already included a gift in your estate plans to benefit the future of The University of Olivet, be sure to let us know so that we may best honor your wishes.

Gifts in Your Will

Making a legacy gift in your will or trust is one of the easiest and most popular ways to make a lasting impact for The University of Olivet. Once you have provided for your loved ones, we hope you will consider making providing a first-class education and diverse learning community to our next generation of leaders part of your life story through a legacy gift. A gift in your will is one of the easiest ways to create your legacy and offers the following benefits:

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Lasting Impact

Your gift will create your legacy of shaping our next generation of leaders.

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Flexible

You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.

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No Cost

Costs you nothing now to give in this way.

Four simple, “no-cost-now” ways to give in your will

General gift

A general bequest is a gift of a specific amount.

Residuary gift

A residuary gift is a gift of all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after specific bequests and expenses have been paid.

Specific gift

A specific gift is a gift of a particular piece of property. For example, real estate, funds in a bank account or shares of a corporation.

Contingent gift

You can mix these no-cost ways together. For example, you might consider leaving a specific percentage (such as 50%) of the residual to The University of Olivet or your local council contingent upon the survival of your spouse.

Gifts by Beneficiary Designation

It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to use in providing a first-class education and diverse learning community to our next generation of leaders — and it costs you nothing now. By naming UOlivet as a beneficiary of these assets, you can power our mission for years to come and establish your personal legacy of making students’ dreams a reality. Potential benefits of gifts by beneficiary designation:

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Reduce or eliminate taxes

Reduce or eliminate taxes

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Reduce or avoid probate fees

You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.

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No cost to you now to give

Costs you nothing now to give in this way.

Types of Gifts

It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to use in providing a first-class education and diverse learning community to our next generation of leaders — and it costs you nothing now.

By naming UOlivet as a beneficiary of these assets, you can power our mission for years to come and establish your personal legacy of making students’ dreams a reality.

Retirement plan assets

You can simply name The University of Olivet as a beneficiary of your retirement plan to provide a first-class education and diverse learning community to our next generation of leaders.

Life insurance policies

You can name The University of Olivet as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurance policy. With this gift arrangement, The University of Olivet will receive the proceeds of your policy after your lifetime. You can change your beneficiary at any time and may reduce your estate taxes.

Bank or brokerage accounts

This is one of the easiest gifts to give and one of the most useful in accomplishing your philanthropic goals. The next time you visit your bank, you can name The University of Olivet (Tax ID: 38-1459365) as the beneficiary of a checking or savings bank account, a certificate of deposit (CD), or a brokerage account. When you do, you’ll take a powerful step toward providing a first-class education and diverse learning community to our next generation of leaders for generations to come.

Funds remaining in your donor-advised fund

What remains in a donor-advised fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. When you name The University of Olivet as a “successor” of your account or a portion of your account value, you enable providing a first-class education and diverse learning community to our next generation of leaders.

How to update a beneficiary designation:

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Simply contact your bank, retirement plan administrator, insurance company, or other financial institution to request a beneficiary designation form. You may also be able to log in to your account and update your beneficiaries online.

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Please use our legal name: The University of Olivet

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Include our tax identification number: 38-1459365

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Please let us know so we can ensure that your wishes are carried out.

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