Suggested wording for a bequest

Suggested wording for a bequest to the University of Leeds or the North American Foundation for the University of Leeds.

Bequest to the University of Leeds 

I give to the University of Leeds of Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK, the sum of $ [insert amount] or [insert percentage] per cent of my residuary estate for 

(a) its general purposes. 

or 

(b) its general purposes but with a request, without creating any binding obligation, that this gift is applied to the University for the purposes of [please specify purposes].

The receipt of a person who appears to be a proper officer of the University of Leeds shall be sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees, who shall not be required to enquire as to the application of the said sum. 

Bequest to the North American Foundation for the University of Leeds (NAFUL)

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the North American Foundation for the University of Leeds, Inc, a non-profit, non-stock Delaware corporation

(a) [insert percentage] per cent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.

or

(b)  the sum of $ [insert amount] as an unrestricted gift to be used in the area of greatest need at the time the gift is received [or list specific purposes], or if said North American Foundation for the University of Leeds, Inc is not in existence at the time of my death then to the University of Leeds in Leeds, England for such purposes as stated above. 

Contact us 

Sally Hind will be pleased to discuss any wishes you have for your bequest, and provide information about areas of the University that are of particular interest to you. 

Contact Sally by email: s.hind@leeds.ac.uk, or phone: +44 (0)113 343 4834.

If you require information about setting up a Charitable Remainder Trust or other planned giving vehicle, please contact Sally in the first instance. 

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