Naming Grand Valley State University as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Grand Valley State University (Tax ID# 38-1684280), located in Allendale, Michigan, the sum of $______ (or state a percentage of your estate) to be used for the support of Grand Valley State University’s unrestricted charitable purpose (or insert name of fund and purpose).”
Adding Grand Valley State University as a sole or partial beneficiary is easy:
- Login to your account online or contact your life insurance plan administrator to determine how to change your beneficiary designations for your account.
- Determine what amount you would like to direct to GVSU: Indicate 100% if GVSU will be the sole beneficiary or list a smaller percentage if GVSU will be a partial beneficiary.
- Use the following information to add GVSU as a beneficiary, just as you would an individual beneficiary:
Grand Valley State University
Tax ID# 38-1684280
1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Michigan 49401
Some life insurance administrators will need less information than is provided here. The GVSU Tax ID can be entered under Social Security #.
- Notify University Development’s Office of Endowed and Planned Giving.
For assistance, please contact University Development’s Office of Endowed and Planned Giving at (616) 331-6000. So that we may best steward your future gift, please notify the Office of your gift’s intended purpose, and your wishes for recognition or anonymity. Because every gift plan is tailored to your needs, and state laws vary, we recommend that you consult with your legal, tax and/or financial advisors before finalizing your plans.