Bequests

For many alumni and friends of The King’s University, a charitable bequest is the easiest and best way to make a gift to further the Kingdom. By means of your will or other estate plan, you can name The King’s as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or of particular assets in your estate.

There are many reasons to make a bequest. A bequest allows you to honor a loved one, while providing critical support to the University through a president’s fund, or another fund underwriting teaching and expansion.

Giving by bequest costs nothing now, yet it may give you a great deal of satisfaction to know that your future gift will live on.

If you would like to give by bequest, or if you have questions, please contact Bryan Chambers at 817.722.1651 or bryan.chambers@tku.edu.

Types of Bequests:

Cash Bequest
The King’s receives a specific dollar amount from your estate.

Bequest of Property
The King’s receives specific assets, such as securities, real estate, or tangible personal property (for example, works of art or antiques).

Residuary Bequest
The King’s receives all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after the payment of any specific bequests and expenses.

Retirement Plan
The King’s is designated as a beneficiary of the remainder of your IRA or qualified pension or profit-sharing plan.

Gifts That Pay You Income
You can establish a managed trust or annuity through a bequest. This enables you to arrange for a tax-wise gift to pay income to your spouse, children, or other beneficiaries for life or a term of years, after which the assets pass to The King’s University.

Lead Trust
A lead trust can be established through a bequest. The King’s receives income for a term of years from the trust, after which the assets pass to your beneficiaries, often at a much-reduced tax cost.