Wills & Bequests
Many of our alumni, parents, and friends make their most significant gift to Marietta College by naming the College as a beneficiary through their will, trust, or other type of testamentary gift.
Testamentary gifts (also referred to as "bequests") are gifts that take effect at someone's death. Donors can simply name "Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio" as the beneficiary of a charitable gift contained in a will, revocable "living" trust, or on a beneficiary designation form for life insurance or a retirement account. For your convenience, sample bequest language is attached below to assist with your charitable gift planning.
Our Gift Planning staff is available at your convenience to assist you confidentially with your charitable gift planning.
Sample Bequest Language
An unrestricted bequest is one intended for the general and best use by Marietta College at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. Such a bequest might read:
I give, devise, and bequeath to Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, (the sum of $________) (____ percent of my estate) (the following property) (the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate). The property comprising this gift may be used to further the charitable purposes of Marietta College at the discretion of its trustees.
Donors may restrict the use of their bequests. A restricted bequest might provide as follows:
I give, devise, and bequeath to Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, (the sum of $______) (______ percent of my estate) (the following property) (the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate). The property comprising this gift shall be used for (state purpose). If, in the opinion of the trustees of the College, or their successors, the need for funds for the charitable purpose described above no longer exists at some future date, the trustees, or their successors, are authorized to use these funds in the best interest of Marietta College.