Gift in Your Will or Living Trust

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You want to leave money to Michigan State University in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. This type of donation to MSU in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.

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Gift Reflects Values

Paul BishopPaul Bishop (’67, Social Science; ’72, Law) and his wife, Barbara, had donated to MSU for decades. They also included a generous gift to MSU in their estate plan.

Their gift will support an area of particular interest to Paul: water, sanitation and developing countries. Through the Paul Bishop and Barbara Pendras Family Endowment for Developing Countries, the couple’s gift will support the university’s Tanzania Partnership Project.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact MSU Office of Gift Planning at 800-232-4678 | 517-884-1000 or for additional information or to chat more about the different options for including MSU in your will or estate plan.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include MSU in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Michigan State University
Address: 535 Chestnut Road, Room 300, East Lansing, MI 48824
Federal tax ID number: 38-6005984

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