Plan Your Legacy

Making a planned gift can change lives and be one of life’s most gratifying experiences. 

A charitable gift to West Point Association of Graduates, like a bequest in your will or living trust, can match your personal legacy goals while supporting the services and programs we provide to the Long Gray Line. To learn more about making a planned gift, contact:

West Point Association of Graduates
Planned Giving Office
plannedgiving@wpaog.org   |  845.446.1627

A bequest is perhaps the easiest and most flexible way to make a meaningful impact on WPAOG without having to give up crucial assets needed during your lifetime. You can name West Point as a beneficiary in your will or living trust by designating a gift of a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate once all of your other bequests have been fulfilled. With a bequest you maintain complete control of your assets during your lifetime, and can potentially save on income taxes, capital gains taxes, and estate taxes. 

While WPAOG is happy to provide the suggested bequest language below, we encourage you to consult with your attorney and family when considering making a bequest.

Sample Bequest Language for an Unrestricted Gift

"I give, devise, and bequeath to West Point Association of Graduates, USMA, West Point, NY, for its general purposes (or for the Long Gray Line Endowment) the sum of __________ dollars."

OR

"I give, devise, and bequeath to West Point Association of Graduates, USMA, West Point, NY, the sum of __________ dollars for the Superintendent's Endowment."

Sample Bequest Language for a Restricted Gift

"I give, devise, and bequeath to West Point Association of Graduates, USMA, West Point, NY, __________% of my residuary estate: one-half to the USMA Combating Terrorism Center and one-half to the Directorate of Cadet Activities."

To ensure that your wishes are followed exactly, we suggest including WPAOG’s full name and Tax ID in your will:

West Point Association of Graduates, USMA, West Point, NY 
Tax ID number: 14-1260763