Charitable Bequest Through a Will or Trust

Gifts made through your will or trust, called bequests, enable you to retain total control of your assets during your lifetime and determine the distribution of your assets upon your death. For many Memphis alumni and friends, a commitment to include Memphis in a revocable will or trust is the most effective way to make a major gift commitment. Whether providing for a spouse, children, grandchildren or charitable organization, your will should be prepared with the help of an attorney and reviewed regularly. You can specify an exact amount, percentage of your estate or a percentage of the residual from your estate (residual is the amount left over after you have thoughtfully taken care of your heirs and other organizations).

Our development professionals will provide suggested language to you and your attorney for your will or trust to designate a gift to Memphis through the Memphis Foundation. Documenting these gifts assures you that your philanthropic intentions will be fulfilled to the exact spirit you intended, makes us aware so we can thank, steward and recognize you for your commitment and provides Memphis Athletics the ability to develop a strategic plan for the future.