Gifts Through Bequest

“Receiving the Diversity Assistantship Scholarship   
enabled me to develop an ongoing program that  
attracts future students of underrepresented racial  
and ethnic groups to the Adler School.” 
-Amanda Weber, Student, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

“Receiving the Diversity Assistantship Scholarship
enabled me to develop an ongoing program that
attracts future students of underrepresented racial
and ethnic groups to the Adler School.”
-Amanda Weber, Student, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Creating Your Legacy Through a Bequest

A bequest is a gift provision in your will or revocable living trust. You can include a bequest in your will or living trust at the time of origination or add one later by an amendment. The gift can be a specific amount of money, a specific piece of property, or a percentage of your estate.

Benefits include:

  • Ability to make a major gift while preserving your assets during your lifetime 
  • Flexibility – a bequest is not permanent and can be changed if your life circumstances change
  • Potential reduction in taxes payable by your estate
  • Opportunity to designate your gift to a specific program or interest you care about
  • It is simple for your attorney to incorporate gift language as a part of the drafting process

Learn how to make a bequest and create your legacy with the Adler School.

“My wife, Katrine Kirn, Ph.D., and I are both psychologists, and decided that the best way to support the School’s mission is to support its students through a bequest dedicated to scholarship support. While our ’legacy‘ means may be modest, we hope to be part of the ‘Future Adler.’” -Steve Kirn, Former Trustee


If you are considering a bequest gift, please let us know and share our sample bequest language with your attorney.

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If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Chimera, Vice President for Institutional Advancement via email or by calling 312-662-4031.