Bequest Giving

Bequest gifts have a lasting impact on students and faculty. It has helped expanding the resources, created and sustained innovative programs, provided financial aid for students, supported our faculty, and improved our facilities and buildings.

For many of our generous donors, a legacy gift is the easiest and most effective way to make a gift to the university and ensure that they are recognized for their philanthropy. These powerful gifts have an enduring impact on the life of the university and future cohorts of Birzeit students. By your support through legacy gifts, you will contribute in shaping the students’ and the university’s’ future.

We ask you to include Birzeit University as a beneficiary in your estate, and ensure that your legacy lives on for generations.

Such a gift can be made for a specific money amount, or for a percentage of your estate. You can give cash, personal property, real estate, securities, or retirement assets. Alternatively, if you have a life insurance policy, consider naming Birzeit University as a beneficiary. A bequest can also be used to honor a loved one or a valued cause, while providing essential future support to the University.

Six Simple Steps to Remember Birzeit in your Will

Step 1: Calculate the value of your Will

Prepare a list of the approximate value of your assets, and then discount liabilities such as debts.

Step 2:  Decide what you would like to support

Do you want to provide scholarships to needy students, or contribute to the Annual Fund? Better yet, would you like to support our Endowment Fund and ensure that your gift continues to provide benefits in perpetuity? 

Step 3: Decide how you want your support to be recognized? How would you like your legacy to be remembered at Birzeit?

Do you prefer to make your gift anonymously, or do you want to name your gift after yourself; or a loved one; or in dedication to a specific cause?

Step 4: Inform your will executor

Once you’ve decided on how you would like to help, inform those (typically your lawyer or bank manager) who are responsible for ensuring that your Will is fulfilled according to your wishes. 

Step 5: Complete legal formalities

Usually, a Will must be signed in the presence of witnesses, and/or certified by a lawyer. Make sure that you complete the necessary paperwork and legal formalities to enact your will. 

Step 6: Inform Birzeit University

Let us know your intentions, so that we can start preparing to receive your gift and recognize your generosity.