Center for Charitable Estate Planning

Bequest Language

An excellent way for you to support Harding University's mission is to leave us a bequest in your will, living trust or with a codicil. One significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the property you will leave to charity during your life. Another benefit is that you are able to leave a lasting legacy.

Bequest Language:

In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Harding University in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.

1. Specific Bequest

If you are considering making an outright bequest to Harding University, we recommend the following language:

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to Harding University, a nonprofit organization located at 915 East Market, Searcy, AR, 72149, Federal Tax ID #71-0236896, for Harding University's general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Personal Property

I hereby give, devise and bequeath DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Harding University, a nonprofit organization located at 915 East Market, Searcy, AR, 72149, Federal Tax ID #71-0236896, for Harding University's general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Real Estate

I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at ADDRESS OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Harding University, a nonprofit organization located at 915 East Market, Searcy, AR, 72149, Federal Tax ID #71-0236896, for Harding University's general use and purpose.

2. Percentage Bequest

If you are considering making a bequest of a percentage of your estate to Harding University, we recommend the following language:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to Harding University, a nonprofit organization located at 915 East Market, Searcy, AR, 72149, Federal Tax ID #71-0236896, for Harding University's general use and purpose.

3. Residual Bequest

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Harding University, a nonprofit organization located at 915 East Market, Searcy, AR, 72149, Federal Tax ID # 71-0236896, ALL OR A PERCENTAGE of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for Harding University's general use and purpose.

4. Contingent Bequest

If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Harding University, a nonprofit organization located at 915 East Market, Searcy, AR, 72149, Federal Tax ID # 71-0236896, DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to be used for Harding University's general use and purpose.

If you have included a bequest for Harding University in your estate plan, please complete the Estate Gift Confirmation Form and return to the Center For Charitable Estate Planning. You will automatically become a member of the James A. Harding Legacy Society. Thank you for including Harding in your estate plan.

Contact Us

Center for Charitable Estate Planning is part of the Office of Advancement.

Burks American Heritage Center Office 214

HU Box 12283
Searcy, ARĀ  72149-5615

Phone: (501) 279-4210
Fax: (501) 279-4124

Legal Name: Harding University

Federal Tax ID Number: 71-0236896

Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.