Without a will, the state will decide how your property is distributed - with no provision for charitable donations. The will you write, in addition to distributing property to heirs and declaring charitable designations, also specifies guardians for children and incapacitated adults and sets up trusts if needed. For these reasons, the will and testament is the most important document in your estate plan.
You are invited to leave your legacy at SJU. Please inform us in writing and include a copy of the page from your will 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 #453656162, a Minnesota corporation located in Collegeville, Minnesota.