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Bequests: Support WHOI in your will, trust or retirement plan

It’s easy to make a provision for the Institution in your will, trust, or retirement plan and contribute to important ocean discoveries at the same time. Your bequest can be designated to a fund of your choice, can be added to the institution’s general endowment, or can be a completely unrestricted gift. Your generosity ensures that WHOI remains a leader in ocean science.

There are a number of ways to make a bequest to WHOI:

  • Designate a specific dollar amount or property
  • Set aside a percentage of your total estate or trust
  • Give a percentage of your estate to WHOI after other provisions are made for your loved ones
  • Assign WHOI all, or a portion, of the assets in your retirement account.


If you would like to learn more, please contact Jim Flynn, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at (508) 289-2018 or jflynn@whoi.edu.