Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

The following language may help you and your attorney when drawing up a bequest that meets your needs.

“I give to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 110 8th St., Troy, NY 12180-3590, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

*If you are interested in supporting a specific project or program, it is best to discuss your plans with our planned giving professionals before completing your bequest language to confirm your wishes can be met by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Please note: The policies of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute do not allow Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or its representatives to serve as personal representative, executor, trustee or witness for a will or trust.

Useful Legal Information

Legal name: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Address: 110 8th St., Troy, NY 12180-3590
Federal Tax ID number: 14-1340095

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