Wills

A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals and benefit Bennington College. No other planned gift is as simple to make or as easy to change should you ever need the assets during your lifetime.

A bequest may be right for you if:

  • You want to make a gift to Bennington College.
  • You want the flexibility to change your mind.
  • You want continued access to your wealth, should you need it.
  • You are concerned about outliving your resources.

Suggested wording:

I give to Bennington College, a Vermont non-profit (Tax ID #03-0179414), or its successor, the sum of $___________________, for any purpose as Bennington College deems appropriate.

I give to Bennington College, a Vermont non-profit (Tax ID #03-0179414), or its successor (the real estate located at __________________ or 1000 shares of XYZ stock), for any purpose as Bennington College deems appropriate.

I give to Bennington College, a Vermont non-profit (Tax ID #03-0179414), or its successor, ________% of the rest of my estate, for any purpose as Bennington College deems appropriate.

As always, we advise you to seek your own legal and tax advice in connection with gift and planning matters.