The Easiest Way to Make an Impact
A Gift in Your Will or Living Trust
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Interested in helping Grinnell College with our mission but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today? A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.
By including a bequest to the College in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come.
View our bequest brochure, Make Your Final Wishes Come True.
Check Out This Potential Scenario
When Tom and Martha got married, they made a point to put together a will to protect their assets. They both loved the College and decided to include a bequest of $75,000 to us in their will.
As Tom and Martha's family grew to include three children, they decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security. They met with their attorney and simply revised the bequest language so that their gift to the College was now a percentage of their estate instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing when they die, their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.
Planned Gift Will Allow More Students to Have Global Intellectual Exploration
Erica Tarpey '93 has established funds at Grinnell College that allow current and future students opportunities to explore the world.
Her most recent gift is a bequest that will support the College's Institute for Global Engagement (IGE). The Institute, established in 2016, works to advance Grinnell's global learning goals by facilitating collaboration across academic departments, centers, and programs to promote international learning and research.
A French and political science major who spent a semester in Nantes, France, during her third year at Grinnell, Tarpey first traveled abroad at age 7, visiting relatives in England, Ireland, and Scotland. Since then she has visited dozens of nations and has especially appreciated the insights and cultural understanding that travel brings.
"I'm immensely grateful for my Grinnell College education and the people and experiences it afforded me," she says, "I want to give current and future students opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, for education, intellectual exploration, and creativity to prepare them for making a difference in society."
See How It Works
- Contact Buddy Boulton at 866-850-1846 or PG@grinnell.edu for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including the College in your will or estate plan.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include the College in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Trustees of Grinnell College
Address: 733 Broad Street, Grinnell IA 50112
Federal Tax ID Number: 42-0680387
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. California residents: Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. Oklahoma residents: A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. South Dakota residents: Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.