Bequest Language

The appropriate wording for making a gift depends upon the type of gift, state law and your own unique circumstances. The following will provisions are examples of how you may designate your gift. Consult an attorney to be sure you have a properly drafted legal document.

Specific dollar amount bequest:
I give to Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, the sum of $____________ for its general purposes.

Specific asset bequest:
I give my (specify personal property item(s) and/or real property) to Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

Residuary bequest:
All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, and wherever situated, I give, devise and bequeath to Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, for its general purposes.