The most common type of planned gift is one made through a will or living trust. Including a gift in your will or living trust is a great way to support the future of Auburn University without giving away any of your assets today.

This type of gift can be changed at any time, if your circumstances change. Similar to a will, a living trust is also a legal document that outlines how your assets will be distributed after your lifetime.

Living trusts allow your wishes to remain private and help to avoid the probate process.

Here are some of the ways you can support Auburn University with a gift through your will or living trust:

  • Make a gift of a specific dollar amount
  • Gift us an asset, such as a home or artwork
  • Make a gift of a percentage of your estate
  • Leave us the remainder of your estate after you have provided for your heirs

To include Auburn in your will or living trust, we suggest you share the following language with your attorney or financial planner:

“I hereby give, devise and bequeath (specific amount or asset, percentage of my estate/trust, or the residual of my estate/trust) to the Auburn University Foundation (Tax ID: 63-6022422) or its successor organization, a nonprofit corporation as described in section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, located at 317 South College Street, Auburn, Alabama 36849, to be used according to the most recently signed gift agreement on file at the Auburn University Foundation.”

To discuss your planned gift, or learn more about the possibilities, contact our Office of Gift Planning at (334) 844-7375 or

Correspondence can be mailed to:

Office of Gift Planning
317 S. College St.
Auburn, AL 36849-5137

Contact Auburn University’s estate planning professionals in the Office of Gift Planning at (334) 844-7375 or