Wills and Bequests

Donors who would like to bequeath their estates to benefit Cal State East Bay can do so by stating their intentions in their wills and living trusts. A planned gift may enable you to make a more significant contribution than you thought possible, while at the same time allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic, and estate planning goals. All bequests to the University must be made in favor of the Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation.

The following sample language can be utilized by your estate planning advisor to create your bequest gift for Cal State East Bay:

For an outright gift:

"I give, devise and bequeath to The Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation, a non-profit public benefit corporation located in, Hayward, California, the sum of $_______ (or property herein described), for the benefit of (specify college, department, unit or program) of California State University, East Bay."

For a named endowment:

"I give, devise and bequeath to The Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation, a non-profit public benefit corporation located in Hayward, California, the sum of $_______ (or property herein described), to establish a permanent endowment called the (insert donor's name). This fund shall be held in perpetuity and only the income from this endowment will be made available to provide ongoing support to the (specify college, department, unit or program) of California State University, East Bay."

For guidance on a variety of planned giving options or to learn more about how to include Cal State East Bay in your estate plans, please contact our Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts at 510-885-4035, or e-mail anthony.macias@csueastbay.edu.

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