The official legal bequest language for the Florida State University Foundation is:
"I give, devise, and bequeath (insert dollar amount or percent of estate) to the Florida State University Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Florida and having an office at Tallahassee, Florida or its successor organization. Said Foundation is the legal entity designated by the Florida State University to receive, on its behalf, charitable gifts for the support of its academic mission. It is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (D#59-6152180) and contributions to it are deductible under the provisions of federal income, gift and estate tax laws.
The Florida State University Foundation, Inc. is instructed to apply for and to take maximum advantage of all State of Florida matching fund programs in existence at my death for which this gift may qualify, including programs not in effect at the time of execution of this Will and Testament. I recognize that the Florida State University Foundation, Inc. cannot warrant State of Florida matching funds in future years."
Note: Many of our donors choose to restrict their bequest commitment to a particular college or program within the University. Please let us know if you'd like to restrict your gift further and we can help you craft language that appropriately reflects your wishes. We can be reached at 850-644-0753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.