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Fund-raising Potpourri

Kim Thompson
LPI Director of Development

Dear Friends of the LPI,

This year, we’re celebrating thirty years of exciting and important research at the Linus Pauling Institute. Many of you have been a part of our success all along the way. Thank you!

How wonderful it would be if Linus Pauling could see the Institute’s scientists in action in their labs, read their life-enhancing research findings in professional journals, and see them at speaking engagements all over the world. The leadership shown by Institute scientists and students is a remarkable tribute to Dr. Pauling—he is the inspiration for all we do.

How can you help prepare us for another thirty years of excellence? By making time today to name the Institute in your will. People just like you have put a planned gift in place, and the LPI has used these gifts to support research, expand facilities, attract talented new scientists, and create endowments.

Here are eight ways to frame a bequest. Your attorney can help you choose the appropriate language.

1. A specific bequest is a gift of a specific item to a specific beneficiary.
2. A general bequest states a sum of money.
3. A contingent bequest is made on the condition that a certain event must occur before the distribution to a beneficiary.
4. A residuary bequest is a gift of all the “rest, residue and remainder” of your estate after all other bequests, debts, and taxes have been paid.
5. An unrestricted bequest is for the general purposes of the Institute.
6. A restricted bequest allows you to specify how the funds are to be used. Please consult with us first to make sure we can carry out your request.
7. An honorary or memorial bequest honors a loved one with a bequest in their name.
8. An endowed bequest allows you to request that only the investment income generated by the gift be used. The principal remains intact in perpetuity.

To learn more, please call me or visit the OSU Foundation website and click on “Gift Planning.” It is a very comprehensive site that includes a gift calculator for trusts and annuities, as well as a glossary of gift planning terms. Brochures are also available.

I am beginning my fourth year as Director of Development at the Linus Pauling Institute and have enjoyed meeting many of you. I look forward to getting to know more of you in the future.

My best regards, Kim Thompson

P.S. Dr. Frei and I will hold an LPI luncheon in Santa Monica, California, in March of 2004. Please let me know if you would like to receive an invitation.

LPI is grateful for recent bequests from
the estates of the following friends:

Jack and Evelyn Frishman
Norma A. Sabel
Viola H.L. Schmidt
John Palmer
Doreen Margaret Ley

Last updated November, 2003

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