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Development and Alumnae/i Relations | Bequests & Planned Giving

Bequests and Planned Giving

Bequest or Planned Gift establishes a legacy at Trinity for generations to come. It can also offer you and your family substantial financial benefits and tax savings.

Many alumnae, alumni, parents and friends have included Trinity in their estate plans through bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and other forms of planned giving.

To learn more about including Trinity in your estate planning, contact Marisel Morales, Director of Development at 202-884-9721 or by email at  You may also contact the Development Office at 202-884-9720, or


The simplest way to make a planned gift is to make a bequest in your will. Following are some examples of various types of bequests:

Specific bequests are used to make a gift of a specific dollar amount or specific assets, such as securities.

Residuary bequests are used to give all or a portion of the rest, residue, and remainder of your estate after payment of expenses and any specific amounts designated to other beneficiaries.

Designating the purpose of a bequest:

Unrestricted: The most useful type of bequest is unrestricted, allowing the funds to be allocated by Trinity wherever the need is greatest.

Restricted: You may designate your bequest to support a special program or purpose that reflects your interests (for example: student scholarships, faculty research and development, or library acquisitions). We encourage you to discuss a restriction with Trinity development staff to be sure that it can be accommodated.

To discuss making a Bequest or Planned Gift to Trinity or for assistance in drafting language, please contact Marisel Morales, Director Development at 202-884-9721 or by email at  You may also contact the Development Office at 202-884-9720, or by email at  Trinity does not provide any legal or tax advice, and we encourage you to seek independent professional counsel when making bequests and planned giving arrangements.

Contact the Development office at 202-884-9720, or by email at Trinity is a 501(C)3 non-profit educational organization. More contact info.



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