A bequest to Roger Williams University can be a powerful expression of your faith in the future of the University. A legacy gift provides significant future support to Roger Williams, while allowing you to retain the flexibility to update your plans as circumstances change. Please note your desire to include Roger Williams University or Roger Williams University School of Law in your estate plans. If you would like to join classmates and friends in the Heritage Society by making a bequest, simply include the following language in your will or trust:
"I hereby give to the Trustees of Roger Williams University (School of Law), a Rhode Island educational, charitable corporation, tax identification number 05-0277222 (School of Law 05-0465628), (hereinafter referred to as "Roger Williams"), an educational institution located in Bristol, Rhode Island, the following described property: __________
OR the sum of: __________.
OR __________ percent (_______%) of the residue of my estate.
Roger Williams University (School of Law) shall use this gift
- ...where the need is greatest.
- ...to provide scholarships to worthy and needy students.
- ...for the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business
- ...for the School of Architecture, Art, & Historic Preservation
- ...for the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences
- ...for the Marine Affairs Institute
- ...for athletics.
Bequests may be further restricted, for example, to establish a scholarship or fellowship. All assets, including cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property, may be transferred to Roger Williams University (School of Law) through your estate. You may also wish to consider naming the University as the beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan, bank accounts, or a life insurance policy. These gifts may be done generally through your plan administrator or bank, and do not require an attorney's assistance.
The Office of Gift Planning staff is ready to consult with you and/or your advisor about bequests to Roger Williams University (School of Law), and to help you with any question you may have about other forms of charitable giving that may benefit you, your family, and Roger Williams.