Your Act of Generosity, Our Longevity

With gift legacy, you can provide long-lasting support for The Southwestern Michigan College Foundation while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

Planned Giving

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Bequest Language

Specific bequests are those in which a donor bequeaths a specific dollar amount or specific asset(s). Sample language: I give, devise, and bequeath $_____ (or, the following asset) to the Southwestern Michigan College Foundation, located in Dowagiac, MI, (EIN 38-1943374) for its general purposes.

Percentage bequests are those in which a donor bequeaths a percentage of the estate. Sample language: I give, devise, and bequeath to the Southwestern Michigan College Foundation, located in Dowagiac, MI, (EIN 38-1943374), for the Foundation's general purposes an amount equal to ______ percent (__%) of my adjusted gross estate as finally determined for federal estate tax purposes.

Residuary bequests are those in which a donor bequeaths all or a percentage of the remainder of the estate after other gifts, debts, taxes and expenses. Sample language: I give, devise, and bequeath all (or a percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal and wheresoever situate, to the Southwestern Michigan College Foundation, located in Dowagiac, MI, (EIN 38-1943374), for its general purposes.

Contingent bequests are received by the Foundation only if a donor's primary beneficiaries are not surviving at the time of the donor's death. Sample language: If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, I give, devise, and bequeath such beneficiary's share of my estate (or trust) to the Southwestern Michigan College Foundation, located in Dowagiac, MI, (EIN 38-1943374), for its general purposes.

Restricted bequests are those in which a donor bequeaths a gift to be used for a specific purpose. If you desire to make such a bequest, please contact Tom Atkinson, Chief of Staff of the Foundation. Mr. Atkinson will be happy to work with you to realize this desire.

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