Learn About Bequests
Leaving a Lasting Legacy
Wills and trusts are among the most common types of bequests made to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, in part because of the ease in which the gift can be made. This page offers some key information about how to make such a gift.
What is a Bequest?
A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust, and one of the most popular and flexible ways you can support SMU.
What Are the Benefits of Making a Bequest?
- You leave a lasting legacy to be remembered
- You lessen the burden of taxes on your family
- You may receive estate tax savings
How Can I Learn More?
How Do I Make a Bequest?
What Are My Options?
How Do I Get Started?
Take a look at our free resources for Planned Giving.