SMU-IN-TAOS’ mission for the campus is to develop and enhance a strong academic courses in Southwest Studies and relevant areas of the arts and sciences by providing distinctive and challenging courses to both the SMU and Taos communities. While we remain focused on the undergraduate and graduate mission of Southern Methodist University, it is also our goal to provide a facility that can be used by professional, corporate, and non-profit groups and SMU Alumni for training and other educational retreats.
SMU-IN-TAOS campus is situated on the outskirts of Taos, New Mexico–in the heart of the Carson National Forest–is an ideal location for educational and recreational activities of all kinds and particularly lends itself to cultural and natural studies of Northern New Mexico. Beyond the bounds of campus, the area in and around Taos and Santa Fe provides ample space in which to explore and learn.
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If you are considering making a bequest to the SMU-IN-TAOS Endowment Fund of the Taos Community Foundation, we recommend the following:
In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Taos Community Foundation in your estate plan, and we would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give that will ensure your charitable objectives are met. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your objectives, but have provided some basic bequest language to get you started.
Specific Dollar Amount/Personal Property
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [$dollars / description of property] to Taos Community Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 85-0425147, to support the SMU-IN-TAOS Endowment Fund.
Specific Real Estate
I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at [address or description of property] to Taos Foundation for Property Gifts, Inc., a non-profit affiliate of the Taos Community Foundation located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 27-0998249, for SMU-IN-TAOS Endowment Fund.
Percentage of an Estate
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [percentage of your estate] to Taos Community Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 85-0425147, for SMU-IN-TAOS Endowment Fund.
Other Gift Options
If you would like information about other ways to give, including gifts of stock, IRA contributions, wired funds or other gifts with immediate tax deductions, please contact Traci at email@example.com or call 575-737-9300.
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