Supporters of the College of DuPage are encouraged to make bequests to the College of DuPage Foundation in their wills and trusts. Planned gifts can benefit existing funds, or be used to create named scholarships or other named opportunities.
The following is sample legal language to help define and execute ones charitable intentions for making gifts by will, trust or beneficiary designation:
I give, devise and bequeath to the College of DuPage Foundation, an Illinois not- for-profit organization having its principal offices located at 425 Fawell Blvd in Glen Ellyn, County of DuPage, State of Illinois, the sum of $____________ (may also use ____%; of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate; identify a specific asset)…to be used for _________________________ (Specify purpose: i.e. its general education programs [unrestricted]; financial assistance to a specific entity like the Library, McAninch Arts Center or Homeland Security Education Center; scholarships; general endowment fund for unrestricted use, or a restricted endowment for a specific purpose, etc.).
If, in the opinion of the Trustees of the College of DuPage Foundation or their successors, the need for the funds for the purpose described above at some future date no longer exists, the Trustees or their successors are authorized to use the funds in the best interest of the College of DuPage for a purpose as similar as possible to the donor’s stated interest.
If you have already, or are interested in, included the Foundation in your estate plans, please contact Karen Kuhn. Those who have documented planned gifts are not held to a legal obligation, but we would appreciate the opportunity to recognize you as a member of the Seaton Society. For more information, please visit our Planned Giving Portal or fill out a Seaton Society application.