Leave a legacy at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago by remembering Rush, its people and its programs in your estate plans.
A bequest is the most popular gift planning option and is easy to arrange. It is not payable until death, so it has no effect on the availability of assets during your lifetime. Your bequest may be in the form of a specific amount of cash or property, a percentage of your estate or the residue of your estate after your family and friends have been provided for. And remember, whatever the amount of your gift, your bequest will greatly benefit the Medical Center and ensure us a promising future.
The value of your bequest to the Medical Center is fully deductible for estate tax purposes. All those who notify Rush that they have made provisions in their estate plans for the future of Rush are included as members in the Rush Heritage Society.
Sample Bequest Language
Here is some suggested language to share with your attorney for an expendable, unrestricted bequest:
I give, devise and bequeath to Rush University Medical Center, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation having its principal offices in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of Illinois, the sum of $______ (or XX percent of my estate; or the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) for its general educational and charitable purposes.
The Medical Center’s nonprofit tax ID number is 36-2174823. To ensure that your long-term philanthropic objectives will be fulfilled, estate planning documents should be prepared in consultation with your attorney and, with respect to provisions for Rush, discussed with Rush's Office of Philanthropy. Please contact us for sample language if you wish to make a restricted bequest to endowment or for another specific purpose.
For additional information or sample restricted bequest language, please contact John Lowenberg, vice president of philanthropy, at (312) 942-2275.