Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified.

Our federal tax ID number is: 41-6011702

Below is suggested language to use when drafting your bequest.

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Sample Language

"I give, devise and bequeath to Mayo Clinic, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation and a qualified 501(c)(3) organization, located in Rochester, Minnesota, Federal Tax ID Number 41-6011702, the sum of __________ (or % of my estate), (or other personal property herein described) to be used for its general programs in patient care, medical education and research as it shall determine."

If you have named Mayo Clinic in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.

Please contact the Mayo Clinic Office of Gift Planning at 800-297-1185 or for more information.