Examples of bequest in a Sentence
He made a bequest of his paintings to the museum.
left small bequests to all of her nieces and nephews
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Large bequests from Tata Trusts helped found the Indian Institute of Science, devoted to developing the technical skills of India’s youth, and the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, the nation’s leading center for cancer treatment and research.
Founded in 1902 with the bequest of late New York governor Samuel J. Tilden, the library was conceived as an intellectual nexus for an American city soaring to prominence on the international stage.
Intended to recognize scientists, artists, and diplomats who work to improve life for all humanity, the prizes were established in 1895 at the bequest of Swedish inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel.
Byrum’s alma mater, Wake Forest, will receive more than $70 million, approximately half of his bequest.
Other significant recent gifts include a $12 million bequest, designated in 2016 by the estate of 1953 graduate Robert P. Hubbard to support scholarships.
Republicans’ wish to repeal it would depress charitable bequests, which are tax-deductible.
The new plan shows that the museum also plans to grow its endowment from $750 million to $1.25 billion, and to acquire $1 billion worth of art through purchase, bequest and gift.
Charlotte attorney Porter Byrum has left a bequest of more than $140 million to Queens University of Charlotte, Wingate University and Wake Forest for scholarships.
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