Suggested language for making an unrestricted bequest:
"I give, devise and bequeath [the sum of ____ dollars], [all (or ____ percent) of the rest, remainder and residue of my estate of every kind and description (including lapsed legacies and devises)] to The Foundation for Male Studies, a New York not-for-profit corporation, 333 Mamaroneck Avenue - 444, White Plains, NY 10605, for its general purposes."
Suggested language for designating a specific purpose:
"I give, devise and bequeath [the sum of ____ dollars], [all (or ____ percent) of the rest, remainder and residue of my estate of every kind and description (including lapsed legacies and devises)] to The Foundation for Male Studies, a New York not-for-profit corporation, 333 Mamaroneck Avenue - 444, White Plains, NY 10605. This bequest shall be used for the following purpose: [state the purpose]. This bequest may be combined with the Foundation’s other funds for investment.
The most useful bequest is an unrestricted bequest for the general purposes of the Foundation. This permits the Foundation to use your gift wherever it is most needed at the time.
If at any time, in the judgment of the Trustees of The Foundation of Male Studies, it is determined that the designated use of this bequest is no longer practicable or appropriate, then the Trustees may use the bequest to further the general purposes of the Foundation, giving consideration, where possible, to my special interest as described above.
Suggested language for a contingent (to be inserted before the above language, if the Foundation is to receive a bequest only if an individual beneficiary does not survive you):
"If [name of beneficiary] does not survive me, then [insert either of the paragraphs set forth above]."
Note: This page is intended to provide you with general information not legal or tax advice about your specific situation or needs. We encourage you to consult a lawyer or accountant for advice particular to your circumstances.
Donors who have remembered the Foundation for Male Studies in their wills will benefit the Foundation in many ways, helping to build and maintain its programs, courses, scholarships and centers for Male Studies. A bequest is one of the simplest ways to provide for the Foundation's future and can take many forms.
You can arrange for the Foundation for Male Studies to receive any of the following:
- a specific dollar amount;
- specific assets, securities, real estate or other property (devises);
- a remainder or all of your estate following all other obligations (a residuary bequest).
You can make a bequest to the Foundation for Male Studies by preparing a new will or adding a codicil to your current will. A bequest to the Foundation is fully tax-deductible for estate tax purposes. Click here to see a list of terms, useful in writing your will or codocil.
For more information on how these gifts might work for you, or to share your plans with us so that we may acknowledge you as a member of our legacy group, please call the Foundation for Male Studies at (212) 327-3055 or email email@example.com.
The Foundation for Male Studies
Planned Giving Development Office
333 Mamaroneck Avenue - 444
White Plains, NY 10605
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