With larger estates, each person can exempt only a fixed amount from estate taxes. Revocable trusts may be used to preserve the exemption of the first spouse to die, while giving the surviving spouse access to the trust's earnings and possibly its assets. A percentage or fixed amount from your revocable trust may be left to a non-profit charity such as Saint John's.
You are invited to leave your legacy at SJU. Please inform us in writing and include a copy of the page from your trust stating the specific provision for Saint John's. We encourage you to provide your attorney with the following language:
I give $__ to Saint John's University, Federal ID #45-3656162, a Minnesota corporation located in Collegeville, Minnesota.