Bequests are a popular and easy way to leave a legacy for the thousands of students in Edmond Public Schools!  There are many ways to leave a bequest to the EPS Foundation:

SPECIFIC BEQUEST (a specific dollar amount)
PERCENTAGE BEQUEST (all or a percentage of an estate) RESIDUARY BEQUEST ALL or a PERCENTAGE OF A RESIDUARY ESTATE (what remains in an estate after expenses, debts, and specific or percentage bequest have been paid)

If you have already included the EPS Foundation in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope that you will let us know so we can thank you and formally induct you into the EPS Foundation Leave a Legacy Society.  Your willingness to be listed as a member of the Leave a Legacy Society will encourage others to follow your example.  Or,  if you wish to remain anonymous, we encourage you to still let us know on a confidential basis.

Information regarding the amount, nature and/or designation of your gift is welcome, but not required for membership in the EPS Foundation Leave a Legacy Society.
Bequest Language:

The official legal bequest language for the Edmond Public Schools Foundation is: “I [First Name, Last Name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Edmond Public Schools Foundation, Tax ID 73-1210460,  [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for (list specific purpose).

In your estate plan, you may designate your donation to:

The Area of Greatest Need...Unrestricted bequests allow the Edmond Public Schools Foundation to use the funds where they are most needed.  The EPS Foundation funds innovative and core programs in the areas of classroom support, mental health, special needs, Teacher and Support Staff of the Year, etc.

Specific Need...Create or add to a fund to endow a specific program.  For example, endow the Teacher and Support Staff of the Year awards, which are presented annually at the Celebration of Excellence.

Always seek the professional guidance of an estate planning attorney as you make decisions about a planned gift.