How to include The Jesusonian Foundation and in my will...

Many of our supporters make charitable gifts by naming The Jesusonian Foundation as a beneficiary in their wills. The federal government encourages these gifts or bequests, by allowing an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction.

To make a bequest to The Jesusonian Foundation, the following language will be helpful to your lawyer:

I give, devise, and bequeath to The Jesusonian Foundation the sum of _______ (or otherwise describe the gift or specify a percentage of the estate).

There are three ways you can make a bequest:

Specific Bequest

You designate a specific dollar amount, specific percentage, or specific property to The Jesusonian Foundation.

Residual Bequest

Your estate will pay all debts, taxes, expenses, and specific bequests. The remaining amount—the residue—will be transferred to The Jesusonian Foundation.

Contingent Bequest

You can ask that The Jesusonian Foundation receive all or a portion of your estate only under certain circumstances. For example, you can name The Jesusonian Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate only if there are no surviving close family members. Childless couples sometimes provide for the entire estate to go to the surviving spouse, or if the spouse does not survive, to The Jesusonian Foundation.

If you have already made a plan to give to The Jesusonian Foundation in your will or estate plan, please contact us. We realize that with your special gift, you consider us to be part of your family, and we want to do our best to keep you informed as to how your gift will be used and to give you the opportunity to tell us of your wishes.

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