Sample bequest language to provide support for Washington University in St. Louis:

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to The Washington University in St. Louis, a Missouri educational and charitable corporation, [the sum of _____dollars ($); or ____ percent (%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate.] The suggested use at Washington University for this bequest may be documented in a written agreement between me and Washington University and filed with the Office of Planned Giving, and in that event I request that Washington University utilize my gift in accordance with the terms of that agreement. If no agreement is created with Washington University then my bequest may be used at the discretion of Washington University for its general charitable and educational purposes. Should the designated purpose for this bequest become unlawful, impracticable, impossible to achieve, or wasteful, then Washington University may use this bequest for such other uses and purposes as it determines keeping as close as possible to my original intent in making this gift.

If you are interested in customizing your bequest to benefit a specific school, scholarship, or program at Washington University, please contact the Office of Planned Giving.