Sample Will Language

Will designation language

The foundation's staff can work with you and your legal advisers to ensure your bequest accurately reflects your philanthropic goals. You may design your bequest to benefit a specific school or program area, or you may designate your gift as unrestricted to benefit the area of greatest need.

In order to ensure your bequest reaches its intended target, you should direct your gift to the Lutheran Education Foundation, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation.


Sample will language

I give _____ percent (%) of the residue of my estate [or ____________ and no/100 Dollars ($ _____)] to the LUTHERAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation.

Choose from the following:
1. This gift shall be used for the benefit of Lutheran Education at the direction of the Board of Trustees of the Lutheran Education Foundation.
2. This gift shall be used for the benefit of ___________________. (e.g. a specific school or program area.)
3. This gift shall be used for the purpose of __________________. (e.g. student scholarships, facilities, faculty development.)


Please keep in mind the language described above has been prepared by the Lutheran Education Foundation only as an example and should not be used as written without consultation with your own legal advisers.