Jefferson Community Foundation

SUGGESTED WORDING FOR BEQUESTS AND TRUSTS

While your attorney is responsible for the legal aspects of your planning, we are pleased to provide the following information as a courtesy to attorneys and their clients.

Proportional Bequest

“I give to Jefferson Community Foundation, an amount equal to __% (__ percent) of the total value of the assets in my estate, whatever the amount shall be at the time of my death. This gift is to be added to the ______________ Fund.” (If a fund has not been established, please contact us or replace the prior sentence with the following) “This gift is to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Jefferson Community Foundation shall, in its sole discretion, determine.”
 
Residuary Bequest
“I give to Jefferson Community Foundation, all the residue and remainder of my estate. This gift is to be
added to the Fund.” (If a fund has not been established, please contact us or replace the prior sentence with the following) “This gift is to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Jefferson Community Foundation shall, in its sole discretion, determine.”
 
Specific Bequest
“I give to Jefferson Community Foundation, (the sum of $____ ) or(all my right, title and interest in the following described property _____________________). This gift is to be added to the Fund.” (If a fund has not been established, please contact us or replace the prior sentence with the following) “This gift is to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Jefferson Community Foundation shall, in its sole discretion, determine.”
 
Contingent Bequest
“In the event that _______________(name of wife, son, brother…) shall not survive me, then I give _______________________ (my home, my securities or any assets) to the Jefferson Community Foundation. This gift is to be added to the _______________ Fund.” (If a fund has not been established, please contact us or replace the prior sentence with the following) “This gift is to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Jefferson Community Foundation shall, in its sole discretion, determine.”