Over the years, Keene State College has been the recipient of bequests, large and small, from alumni and friends of the College. A charitable bequest enables you to provide for the College through your will and receive an estate tax deduction. You have the opportunity to plan now with the College for the use of the deferred gift without parting with assets during your lifetime.
As an example, your bequest may be a stated dollar amount, or it may be a bequest of specific property to the College. Still another option is to bequeath a certain percentage of your estate (the amount that remains after paying all debts, costs, and other prior legacies). Whichever form you prefer, you can direct that your bequest be used for the current needs of the College, or only for a specific purpose within the College. If you wish, you can indicate that your bequest is to be added to an existing endowment fund, or you may wish to establish an endowment in your own name, or in the name of a loved one.
Whatever your objectives, we will be happy to work with you in planning a bequest that will be satisfying and effective in carrying out your wishes in Keene State College’s important mission.
Before finalizing any planned gift or bequest to Keene State College, we recommend that you speak with a staff member in order to ensure that the College will be able to honor your gift as you intend. Whatever you decide to do, you should consult a lawyer when creating or changing your will.
Individuals who have made a bequest are offered membership to the F. Marion Tebbetts Wood Heritage Society.