Bequest Language

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Sample Language:

Percentage of Estate
Bequeath a percentage of your overall estate, which allows you to increase your gift as your assets increase without revising your will.

“I hereby will, devise, and bequeath to the Denver Dumb Friends League, a Colorado nonprofit corporation with principal offices at 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO, 80231(“Dumb Friends League”), _______ percent (____________%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for its general purposes.”

Specific Amount of Estate
Give a specific dollar amount.

“I hereby will, devise, and bequeath to the Denver Dumb Friends League, a Colorado nonprofit corporation with principal offices at 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO, 80231 (“Dumb Friends League”), the sum of _______ dollars ($____________) to be used for its general purposes.”

Gift of Residuary Estate
Make a residual gift after other bequests are distributed.

“I hereby will, devise, and bequeath to the Denver Dumb Friends League, a Colorado nonprofit corporation with principal offices at 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO, 80231 (“Dumb Friends League”), the residue [or X% of the residue] to be used for its general purposes.”

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