“Everything I do, I do to acknowledge and celebrate the work of my students.” - Theoharis David, BArch ’61
Theo David, professor of architecture, administrator, former board member, and friend of Pratt Institute, has been part of the Pratt community since he came to Pratt as an undergraduate in 1956. Theo’s life and work is about creating, doing, and teaching.
It is his devotion to teaching, the practicing of architecture, and serving as a mentor to hundreds of Pratt Institute students and alumni that make Theo a guiding light in the history of Pratt Institute.
To ensure Pratt’s future, Theo has made a provision in his estate plan for the benefit of Pratt and the School of Architecture.
Allow us to celebrate your future gift to Pratt.
Giving to Pratt is a powerful way to leave a meaningful legacy, by supporting a scholarship, sponsoring faculty research, or funding future technology needs.
A gift in your will is an easy and flexible way to create your legacy. You can give any dollar amount, specific property or designate a percentage of your estate. This includes cash, securities, or other property. If you already have a will, you can add Pratt to it by simply executing an addendum.
Sample Bequest Language
Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid, may be worded:
“I give to Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 , a New York nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 11-1630822, all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.”
Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate may be worded:
“I give to Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 , a New York nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 11-1630822, [insert here a description of the particular property].”
General Bequest of a stated sum of money may be worded:
“I give to Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 , a New York nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 11-1630822 [insert here the exact dollar amount].”
The Bequest Challenge
Pratt is launching a $500,000 Bequest Challenge to create a groundswell of support for its future.
Name Pratt in your will or estate plan and Pratt will make a matching gift today of up to $10,000 (10% of your future gift’s value) for an immediate need to support a Pratt School of your choosing. If you do not wish to share the exact amount of your bequest intention, Pratt will match $1,000 to support a Pratt School of your choosing. Naming Pratt in your estate plan is an extraordinary gesture in an extraordinary time.
We hope you consider joining Theo and other members of the Renaissance Society in ensuring the future of Pratt.
Please contact Rob Danzig, Director of Planned Giving, at 718.399.4296, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 200 Willoughby Ave, Myrtle Hall 3W, Brooklyn, NY 11205.