One of the easiest ways to make a gift to Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is to incorporate it into your estate planning. For example, you might ask your attorney to include the following suggested bequest language as you prepare or revise your will:
"I give and bequeath to Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, in Lancaster, PA, the sum of xxxxx dollars. This gift shall be used to further the mission of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in such a manner as the Board of Trustees may direct."
You might choose to replace "the sum of xxxxx dollars" with one of the following:
"xx percent of my adjusted gross estate"
"all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate"
"xx percent of my residuary estate"
If your estate documents are up to date, you could add a short codicil or amendment to the existing documents using this or similar language:
"I, Sharon Smith, hereby amend my Last Will and Testament, executed on the 10th day of November in the year 2002. I direct that all provisions of that Will remain in effect but in addition direct that Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, in Lancaster, PA, shall receive the sum of xxxxx dollars to be used to further the mission of the College in such a manner as the Board of Trustees may direct."
We appreciate knowing about your intent to support PA College so we can work with you to designate your future gift to an area of your particular interest, such as scholarship. Also, notifying us that you have made a provision for PA College in your estate plans qualifies you for membership in the 1893 Society, a visionary group of donors whose future gifts will ensure a lasting legacy that will endure for future generations.
We would be happy to talk with you or your advisor about these and other estate planning tools such as charitable gift annuities or trusts that would enable you to support the mission and vision of PA College.