Charitable Bequests—A Gift in Your Will

A popular and enduring planned gift is a simple charitable bequest, which is a gift made through your will. Bequests are popular because they give you the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy. When you make a charitable bequest, you retain full use of your property during life, so there is no disruption of your lifestyle and no immediate out-of-pocket cost.

To make a bequest, simply designate that part of your estate passes directly to us. Since a charitable bequest can take many forms, you have remarkable flexibility in how you make this designation. For example, you can leave...

  • a specific asset
  • a specific sum of money
  • a percentage of your estate
  • what remains of your estate after you have provided for all of your other beneficiaries.
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You Control Your Bequests

You can also state exactly how you want your bequest to be put to use. Or, you can provide an unrestricted bequest that can be used whenever and wherever it's needed most. Most importantly, you can change your bequest whenever you choose—you remain in complete control of the planning process.

Contact us for more information about making a bequest.

Make UTSA a Beneficiary

All estate gifts to UTSA are administered through The University of Texas System through the Board of Regents (UT System BOR). Share this wording with your attorney:

"I give, devise, and bequeath to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, 210 West 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701-2982, for the benefit of The University of Texas at San Antonio, a nonprofit institution located in Bexar County, Texas, _________ (the dollar sum, percentage of estate, property, securities, etc.) for use in (state the purpose for which you wish your bequest to be used, or indicate "general purposes").