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Bequest Language

Below is sample language you might consider when writing your estate plans to include the Harvard Catholic Center, a recognized 501(c)3 Charity under IRS regulations.

  1. A General Bequest of a stated sum of money: "I give to the Harvard Catholic Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2430086 a sum of ($_______)."
  2. A Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid, may be worded: "I give to the Harvard Catholic Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2430086, all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate."
  3. A Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate may be worded: "I give to the Harvard Catholic Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2430086, [insert here a description of the particular property]."
  4. A Contingent Bequest if the Testator is not survived by certain individuals may be worded: "If [name/s of primary beneficiary/ies] do/es not survive me, or shall die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to the Harvard Catholic Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2430086, [insert here the exact dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residual estate]."

Below is sample language you might consider when writing your estate plans to include the St. Paul's Parish Harvard Square, a recognized 501(c)3 Charity under IRS regulations.

  1. A General Bequest of a stated sum of money: "I give to St. Paul's Parish, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2106357 a sum of ($_______)."
  2. A Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid, may be worded: "I give to St. Paul's Parish, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2106357, all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate."
  3. A Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate may be worded: "I give to St. Paul's Parish, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2106357, [insert here a description of the particular property]."
  4. A Contingent Bequest if the Testator is not survived by certain individuals may be worded: "If [name/s of primary beneficiary/ies] do/es not survive me, or shall die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to St. Paul's Parish, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2106357, [insert here the exact dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residual estate]."

Below is sample language you might consider when writing your estate plans to include the St. Paul's Choir School, a recognized 501(c)3 Charity under IRS regulations

  1. A General Bequest of a stated sum of money: "I give to the St. Paul's Choir School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2384775 a sum of ($_______)."
  2. A Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid, may be worded: "I give to the St. Paul's Choir School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2384775, all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate."
  3. A Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate may be worded: "I give to the St. Paul's Choir School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2384775, [insert here a description of the particular property]."
  4. A Contingent Bequest if the Testator is not survived by certain individuals may be worded: "If [name/s of primary beneficiary/ies] do/es not survive me, or shall die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to the St. Paul's Choir School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 04-2384775 , [insert here the exact dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residual estate]."
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