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You want to leave money to Cal Poly in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. This type of donation to Cal Poly in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.

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An Example of How It Works

Robin Baggett"The greatest lesson I learned in my life was from my Cal Poly baseball coach," says Robin Baggett. "When I was competing for a starting position, he told me, 'Whatever you may lack in ability, you can make up for with desire and hard work.'"

Robin graduated from Cal Poly in 1973 with a degree in business administration, was president of Cal Poly's Associated Students, Inc., and was the starting catcher on the baseball team, where he earned two-time All-Conference and Most Valuable Player honors.

Two successful careers later — first as an attorney, now as a vintner — he still believes desire and hard work will pay off every time and is supporting Cal Poly baseball so future generations can learn the same through the challenges of athletic competition. In recognition of his support to Baggett Stadium, that world-class facility was named in his honor. And to further establish his legacy at Cal Poly, he has set up a provision in his will that will provide for Cal Poly baseball after his lifetime.

Learn how to add Cal Poly's custom bequest language to your will or living trust.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Cal Poly's Office of Gift Planning at 805-756-7125 or plannedgiving@calpoly.edu for additional information or to chat more about the different options for including Cal Poly in your will or estate plan.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Cal Poly in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: California Polytechnic State University Foundation
Address: Heron Hall, Building 117, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0444
Federal tax ID number: 20-4927897

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