Bequest Language for Donors

UNRESTRICTED BEQUESTS

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, Federal Tax ID 31-4379584 (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.

RESTRICTED BEQUESTS

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, Federal Tax ID 31-4379584 (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.