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Gift Planning

There are many ways to support Augsburg University. By planning now to align your philanthropy with your long–range wishes for you and your loved ones, you can help Augsburg today or benefit the University after your lifetime by designating a gift in your will or estate plan.

“Augsburg gave me the foundation to build on, for what I have today. I owe them so much for helping me get started. If I can help someone at Augsburg and continue to grow the profession, that’s my legacy.” – Deb Wagman ’78 on her planned gift for the Deborah K. and Douglas R. Wagman Education Scholarship

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We are happy to help you compare gift vehicles, to make your own personal estate planning record book, and to read about tax-wise giving options.

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • IRA Rollover Gifts
  • Gifts that Pay You Income for Life
  • Gifts that Provide Income for Other People
  • and more!

Let Us Help You Plan

Our experienced staff are available to answer your questions and help determine what plan will work best for you, without obligation.

CREATE A WILL

To make it quick and easy for you to begin writing your will, Augsburg University has an online will-writing tool that is entirely free.

This tool is free to you whether you choose to include a gift to Augsburg University or not, and can be used to create a will or guide you through planning your will before finding a lawyer near you.

As always, we recommend consulting with an estate planning attorney to make sure your wishes are properly formalized.

SUGGESTED TESTAMENTARY LANGUAGE

When making end-of-lifetime (or testamentary) gifts to Augsburg, we recommend the following language. We also strongly urge that you share this information with your personal attorney or advisors.

Gifts by Will, Trust or other Gift Transfer Documents:

Specific bequest: “I give, devise and bequeath to Augsburg University, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, located at 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, [the sum of _______________ ($_______) or describe the specific or designated assets].”

Residual bequest: “I give, devise and bequeath [all or ______ percent (___ %)] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to Augsburg University, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, located at 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota.”

Undesignated or Unrestricted Bequests:  it is the policy of Augsburg University to apply all undesignated or unrestricted bequests to the University’s quasi-endowment fund to ensure that the generosity of each donor becomes a legacy for the continued fulfillment of Augsburg’s mission.

Designated or Restricted Bequests: You may designate your gift to be used for a specific purpose, such as student scholarships, departmental support, and so on. To ensure that your wishes can be fulfilled, please contact our Office of Institutional Advancement.

Advancement Staff

Direct: 612-330-1462
Email: giving@augsburg.edu
Toll-free: 1-800-273-0617
Fax: 612-330-1132

Legal name: Augsburg University
Federal tax ID number: #41-0694721
Located in: Minneapolis, MN