Gift in Your Will or Living Trust

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familyBequests are by far the most popular planned giving option. It can be as simple as inserting language in your will or adding a codicil.

Remembering Pitt in your estate plan allows you to help the University that means so much to you without impacting your income today. You may direct your gift to support a specific program of your choosing—such as pioneering research, student activities, or a targeted scholarship fund.

You can specify a dollar amount to be given to the University of Pittsburgh or you can set a percentage of your estate. Gifts of any size further our mission to provide our students and the world with the highest quality education, research, and public service today, tomorrow, and beyond.

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If you’ve already included a gift to the University of Pittsburgh in your will or trust, thank you. We encourage you to tell us about your planned gift using the contact form below.

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Gifts That Pay

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this complimentary guide Deferred Gift Annuities: Plan Now, Benefit Later.

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An Example of How It Works

Young family with kidsMeet Tom and Martha. When they got married and created a will, they included a $75,000 gift to the University of Pittsburgh. As the family grew to include three children, Tom and Martha decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security.

They met with their attorney and revised the gift language so that the University of Pittsburgh received a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.

Next Steps

  1. Contact us for additional information or to chat more about the different options for including the University of Pittsburgh in your will or estate plan.
  2. Download the factsheet.
  3. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  4. If you include the University of Pittsburgh in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Federal tax ID number: 25-0965591