Gifts from Your Will or Trust

How it works

  • Include a bequest to the University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations in your will or trust.
  • Make your bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose.
  • Indicate a specific amount, a percentage of your total estate, or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust.


  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your bequest to address changing circumstances.
  • You can direct your bequest to a particular purpose. (Be sure to check with us to make sure your gift can be used as intended.)
  • Under current tax law there is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for your charitable bequests.