Wills and Living Trusts

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Wills and Living Trusts


A Tax-Wise and Flexible Way to Give

Giving to the University through your will or living trust is often referred to as a “bequest.” A bequest from your estate may include cash, securities, real estate, and/or personal property. It can be for a specific amount or for a percentage of your estate.

Your bequest to the University is:

  • Tax-Wise: A charitable gift through your estate may reduce estate taxes.
  • Revocable: You may change the beneficiaries of your estate at any time.
  • Flexible: Your bequest can be directed to any UVA school or program.
  • Comfortable: A bequest allows you to retain your assets throughout your life.