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Sample Bequest Language

Percentage

“I give, devise and bequeath to Save the Redwoods League located at 111 Sutter Street 11th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, (tax identification number 94-0843915), ____% of my estate.”

Specific

“I give, devise and bequeath to Save the Redwoods League located at 111 Sutter Street 11th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, (tax identification number 94-0843915),
Choose:
1) The sum of $___________.”
2) __________ shares of stock in ________________Company.”, or
3) my real property commonly known as _________________.”

Residual

“I give, devise and bequeath to Save the Redwoods League located at 111 Sutter Street 11th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, (tax identification number 94-0843915), all the residue of my estate, including real personal property.”

Contingent

“In the event of the death of any of the beneficiaries, I give, devise and bequeath to Save the Redwoods League located at 111 Sutter Street 11th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, (tax identification number 94-0843915), (percentage, specific, or residual language as above).”

If you would like your bequest to be used for a specific program, add the following language: “to be used for _________________________.” [describe purpose, for example: the Redwood Land Fund, or the Land Acquisition Program].

Grove Dedication

“I request that a grove be established in the following name: ‘_______ Grove.’ If this grove request cannot be met for any reason, including but not limited to lack of available groves or insufficient gift amount, then I request that a substitute be selected by the Board of Directors of Save the Redwoods League.”