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Gifts in Memory

Should you wish to include information in an obituary for others to make a memorial gift, here is some sample wording:

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Tarleton State University for the [name of fund]. Checks should be payable to Tarleton State University and mailed to the Office of Development, Box T-0260, Stephenville, TX 76402. Please include a note stating that your gift is in memory of [name].

No matter what their size, gifts to commemorate a family member, classmate, faculty member, or friend can be designated toward any existing fund, perhaps one to which the decedent directed gifts during his or her lifetime, or left to the discretion of the University.

Notification to Families of Memorial Gifts

Upon receipt of a memorial gift, the Office of Development sends the donor a note of appreciation and acknowledgement for tax purposes. A list of the names and addresses of all donors will also be sent to a designated family member or friend.