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The University of Texas at El Paso's Bequest Language

In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to The University of Texas at El Paso in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.

1. Specific Bequest

If you are considering making an outright bequest to The University of Texas at El Paso, we recommend the following language:

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to The University of Texas at El Paso, a nonprofit organization located at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, 79968-0524, Federal Tax ID #____________, for The University of Texas at El Paso's general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Personal Property

I hereby give, devise and bequeath DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to The University of Texas at El Paso, a nonprofit organization located at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, 79968-0524, Federal Tax ID #_______________, for The University of Texas at El Paso's general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Real Estate

I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at ADDRESS OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to The University of Texas at El Paso, a nonprofit organization located at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, 79968-0524, Federal Tax ID #_______________, for The University of Texas at El Paso's general use and purpose.

2. Percentage Bequest

If you are considering making a bequest of a percentage of your estate to The University of Texas at El Paso, we recommend the following language:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to The University of Texas at El Paso, a nonprofit organization located at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, 79968-0524, Federal Tax ID #______________________, for The University of Texas at El Paso's general use and purpose.

3. Residual Bequest

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to The University of Texas at El Paso, a nonprofit organization located at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, 79968-0524, Federal Tax ID # _________, ALL OR A PERCENTAGE of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for The University of Texas at El Paso's general use and purpose.

4. Contingent Bequest

If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to The University of Texas at El Paso, a nonprofit organization located at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, 79968-0524, Federal Tax ID # _________, DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to be used for The University of Texas at El Paso's general use and purpose.

Restricted Bequests


If you are considering a bequest but would like to ensure that your bequest will be used for a specific purpose, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give and meet your charitable objectives. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your goals.

If you are making a restricted bequest, we recommend that your attorney include the following provision to give The University of Texas at El Paso flexibility should it no longer be possible for our The University of Texas at El Paso to use your gift as you originally intended:

If, in the judgment of the Board of Directors of The University of Texas at El Paso, it shall become impossible for The University of Texas at El Paso to use this bequest to accomplish the specific purposes of this bequest, The University of Texas at El Paso may use the income and principal of this gift for such purpose or purposes as the Board determines is most closely related to the restricted purpose of my bequest.

Contact Us


Please contact us if you have any questions about how to make a bequest to The University of Texas at El Paso or to request any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney as you consider making a bequest to us.

If you have included a bequest for The University of Texas at El Paso in your estate plan, please contact us to let us know. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.

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