You can make a significant impact by supporting the University of California Master Gardener Program through your estate plans. Donors can establish income-producing gifts such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts, which benefit them during their lifetimes with up-front income tax savings and often at a higher return.
When making or revising a will or living trust, please consult with an estate planning attorney. Working with estate planning professionals will assure your gift intention is structured properly to make the impact that is meaningful to you.
We encourage you to speak with us if you are interested in making a bequest or other gift to benefit the UC Master Gardener Program.
If you choose to include the UC Master Gardener Program in your will, we invite you to contact us to discuss your wishes. We’d like to be certain your wishes are understood and that your bequest is used as you intend.
Suggested Legal Bequest Language
"I give, devise and bequeath to THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA:
_____percent (____%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate
the sum of $_____________dollars ($__________).
This bequest shall be used to establish or augment the (Name of Donor(s)) Fund, an endowed (non-endowed) fund,
the payout only (or, if non-endowed, the principal and income) of which shall be used to benefit the UC Master Gardener Program of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The corpus of the (Name of Donor(s)) Fund will be administered by The Regents of the University of California for the sole benefit of the UC Master Gardener Program of the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, in accordance with established University policies and procedures. In making this gift it is my intention to serve the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and I desire that the foregoing statement of purpose be liberally construed so that this objective may be fully accomplished. If this gift does not meet the minimum required to establish an endowed fund, it may be used for a purpose that aligns with my intentions. If, at any time in the judgment of the Vice President of the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of California, changed circumstances substantially interfere with the beneficial realization of such purposes, then the funds may be used for such other similar purposes as the Vice President of the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of California in his/her discretion determines to be consistent with my interests and intentions.
The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Taxpayer Identification Number: 94-6036494"
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Thank you for your interest in supporting of the important work of the UC Master Gardener volunteers across the state of California. With your generosity, we will reach out to the residents of our state to educate and excite them about sustainable horticulture.