A Gift in Your Will or Living Trust

The Easiest Way to Make an Impact

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Interested in helping Cornell College with our mission but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today? A simple, flexible and versatile way to invest in Cornell's future is through a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.

By including a bequest for Cornell in your will or living trust, you are helping to ensure that we can continue our mission for years to come. Your gift also entitles your estate to an unlimited federal estate tax charitable deduction.

Here is a Potential Scenario

Young family with kidsWhen Tom and Cindy got married, they made a point to put together a will to protect their assets. They both love Cornell College and decided to include a bequest of $75,000 to us in their will.

As Tom and Cindy's family grew to include three children, they decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security. They met with their attorney and simply revised the bequest language so that their gift to Cornell College was now a percentage of their estate instead of a specific amount. Tom and Cindy now rest easy knowing when they die, their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.

See How It Works

Learn How to Fund It

You can use the following assets to fund a bequest:

Next Steps

  1. Contact the Office of Alumni & College Advancement at 319.895.4315 | 877.683.7666 or giving@cornellcollege.edu for additional information on bequests or to talk about the different options for including Cornell College in your will or estate plan.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Cornell College in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Cornell College
Address: 600 First Street SW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314
Federal Tax ID Number: 42-0680335

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