Charitable Bequests

A bequest is the most common form of planned giving. By including a charitable contribution in your Will, you are able to make a gift that is simple and, in many cases, larger than you could make during your lifetime. The bequest can take the form of a specific item (such as a home), a specific amount of money, or may serve as a residual bequest, where the remainder of a donor's assets become a gift after all other specific bequests have been paid out. Gifts made to charity by bequest may be deductible from the donor's federal estate.