Sample Bequest Language


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Sample Bequest Language:

Percentagedesignates a percentage of your estate to be donated to Bikes Not Bombs

  • “I give to Bikes Not Bombs (tax identification number 04-3138753), a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation that is recognized as exempt from tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with its principal office located at 284 Amory Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, ___ percent of the total value of my estate to be used for its general purposes.”

Specific Amount - designates a set dollar amount or specific asset to be donated to Bikes Not Bombs

  • I give to Bikes Not Bombs (tax identification number 04-3138753), a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation that is recognized as exempt from tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with its principal office located at 284 Amory Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, the sum of $___ to be used for its general purposes.”

Residual - designates the remainder of your estate, or a set percentage, after all bequests to others and necessary costs have been met, to Bikes Not Bombs

  • I give to Bikes Not Bombs (tax identification number 04-3138753), a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation that is recognized as exempt from tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with its principal office located at 284 Amory Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, [all or ___ percent)] of my residuary estate to be used for its general purposes.”

Contingent - designates that should you outlive any of your beneficiaries, Bikes Not Bombs will receive that portion of the estate.

  • “In the event of the death of any of the beneficiaries, I give to Bikes Not Bombs (tax identification number 04-3138753), a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation that is recognized as exempt from tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with its principal office located at 284 Amory Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, (specific, percentage or residual language as above)."