Bequest Language

bequest language

Bequest Language

Below are examples of bequest language – Please feel free to change the numbers or percentages as you desire.

 

1. Bequest of cash
“I bequeath the sum of $10,000 to the Community Foundation of East Central Florida, Inc. located in DeLand, Florida”

2. Bequest of a percent of the estate
“I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to the Community Foundation of East Central Florida, located in DeLand, FL.”

3. Contingent Bequest
“If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to the Community Foundation of East Central Florida, located in DeLand, Fl.”

Suggested Terminology for Bequest Language
CFECF has put together a helpful PDF with suggested terminology for use in bequest language. Click on the button below to download the PDF.

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