Your Minnesota Legacy


Sample Bequest Language

I give, devise, and bequeath to the Minnesota Historical Society, a non-profit educational corporation, located at 345 Kellogg Boulevard West, Saint Paul, Minnesota, ____ percent of my estate (or, the sum of $________; or, ____ percent of the residue of my estate) to be directed toward the Society's endowment *(or, for general purposes).

Please note that the Society's charter requires that bequests lacking restrictions from a donor be held in perpetuity. Accordingly, such gifts become part of the Society's endowment. Earnings on these bequests that exceed the spending rate approved by the Society's governing board are added to the principal value of the endowment.

For donors who wish to designate an estate gift to a specific purpose within the charitable mission of the Society, please contact the Development Department at (651) 259-3121.

*If you wish your bequest to be held in the Society's Endowment it is important that your will specify "endowment."

Official Organization Name: Minnesota Historical Society

Employer Identification Number: 41-0713907

Development Office
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
Telephone: 651/259-3121
Facsimile: 651/296-1004