Gifts Through Bequests
Gifts Through Bequests
A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways you can leave a gift to St. Vincent de Paul Georgia.
HOW EASY IS IT?
You make a bequest through your will, trust or estate plan by including language specifying a gift to be made to St. Vincent de Paul Georgia.
TYPES OF BEQUESTS
Percentage Bequest – Make a gift of a percentage of your estate.
Specific Bequest – Make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset.
Residual Bequest – Make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate.
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia accepts bequests of cash assets (checking, savings, money market), non-cash assets (securities, stocks, bonds, retirement accounts and life insurance policies) and real property (real estate and personal property).
HOW TO MAKE A BEQUEST
To make a bequest to St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, you must sign a new will or living trust, add a codicil to your present will, or make an amendment to your present trust instrument.
Bequests can be RESTRICTED IN PURPOSE or UNRESTRICTED, as designated by the donor.
Bequests can be an EXPENDABLE FUND (to be spent when received) or ENDOWED FUND (to last in perpetuity), as designated by the donor.
BENEFITS OF BEQUESTS
- A bequest costs you nothing now, yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided for St. Vincent de Paul Georgia and community in the future.
- Bequests allow you to leave a lasting legacy.
- You retain control of and use of your assets during your lifetime.
- You may modify your bequest if your circumstances change.
- Gifts to St. Vincent de Paul Georgia from your estate are exempt from federal estate taxes.
If you have generously included a bequest to St. Vincent de Paul Georgia as part of your estate plan, please contact us. We would like to recognize you for your generosity and coordinate with you on the appropriate documentation to ensure that your gift is used in accordance with your wishes when received.
For questions about bequests, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to assist you!
Include language in your will or trust designating “The Society of St Vincent de Paul of Georgia” as a beneficiary of your assets. Contact us so we can coordinate with you on the appropriate documentation to ensure your gift is used in accordance with your wishes when received.Sample Bequest Language