By providing for the Foundation in a will, a donor can make a substantial contribution without diminishing assets during one's lifetime. Since bequests are deductible from an estate, there is also the potential for significant estate tax savings.
Here is sample language for remembering the University of Maine in a will or trust:
To the UNIVERSITY OF MAINE FOUNDATION for the benefit of The University of Maine, Orono, Maine (possible choice follows):
The University of Maine Foundation has professional giving officers ready to work with you and your advisors. We may be reached Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm by calling 1-800-982-8503 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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