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Suggested Bequest Language

The following language may aid you or your attorney in preparing your bequest to the University of Wyoming Foundation for the benefit of the University of Wyoming.

A specific or general bequest is one in which you state that you are giving a fixed dollar amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your estate to the beneficiary. This could include a gift of cash, securities, real estate or personal property designated for the UW Foundation. For example a specific bequest might state:


“I give, devise, and bequeath to the University of Wyoming Foundation, (or its successor) located in Laramie, Wyoming, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of Wyoming ($____________ or xxx property or ____________%) for the benefit of (specific college, unit, program, project or purpose) to be used (choose one):

(a) at the discretion of the (department chair, dean of the school or unit, or president of the university) OR

(b) to be added to _______________________________ at the University of Wyoming Foundation OR (name of fund)

(c) in accordance with an endowment agreement on file with the University of Wyoming Foundation


Click here for more examples of bequest language (Word Document)


Contact For More Information

Clayton MelinkovichClayton Melinkovich, Director of Planned Giving
(307) 766-4259

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Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-6300

Toll Free: 1-888-831-7795

Fax: 307-766-4045


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