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Sample Bequest Language

Leaving a gift to Hawai`i Pacific University through your will or living trust is an easy and impactful way to benefit the University. When making a bequest, you can choose to support your favorite college, program, or a specific purpose such as scholarships, fellowships, or faculty enrichment.

In addition to being an effective way to distribute your estate, your will or living trust can be a vehicle through which to make charitable gifts.

The following sample language can be utilized by your estate planning advisor to create your bequest gift for Hawai`i Pacific University:

For an outright gift:
"I give, devise and bequeath to The Hawai`i Pacific University, a non-profit public benefit corporation located in Hawaii, the sum of $_______ (or property herein described), or a __________ percentage of my estate, for the benefit of (specify college, department, unit or program) of Hawai`i Pacific University."

For a named endowment:
"I give, devise and bequeath to The Hawai`i Pacific University , a non-profit public benefit corporation located in Honolulu, Hawaii, the sum of $_______ (or property herein described), or a __________ percentage of my estate, 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 Hawai`i Pacific University."

The sample language illustrates how a bequest can be accomplished, and is intended to be used for educational purposes rather than as legal advice. We encourage donors to share this information with their legal counsel. We also recommend that you review your bequest with the Hawai`i Pacific University's University Relations office to ensure that your plans are carried out as you wish.

Beneficiary Designation


When naming Hawai`i Pacific University as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, charitable trust or charitable gift annuity, please use the following information on your beneficiary designation form:

Hawai`i Pacific University
1132 Bishop Street, Suite 307
Honolulu, HI 96813
Federal Tax ID Number: 99-0113930