Bequests In Your Will

A bequest in your will is a simple way to support the work of St. Joseph’s College. Your attorney can easily include a gift to St. Joseph’s when preparing your will. A bequest has no lifetime cost and your estate will earn a charitable estate tax deduction for the value of your gift. If you wish to name St. Joseph’s in your will, you will need to know that the College’s legal name is “St. Joseph’s College, a New York education corporation.” The College’s Tax Identification number is 11-1733439.

SAMPLE BEQUESTS

When you use an outright bequest you leave a specific amount of money to St. Joseph’s College. State your outright bequest as follows:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to St. Joseph’s College, a New York education corporation with the address of 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 and Federal Tax ID number 11-1733439, the sum of $__.

You can also use an outright bequest to leave a gift of stock, jewelry, art, collectibles, real estate or any other property of value. Be sure to identify the item in as much detail as possible.

A residual bequest enables you to leave what remains in your estate, or a portion of what remains, after all outright bequests, expenses of death, debts and taxes have been paid. This is your residual estate and your residual bequest comes near the end of your will. Word it this way:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to St. Joseph’s College, a New York education corporation with the address of 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 and Federal Tax ID number 11-1733439, all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.

OR, to make a gift of a percentage of your residual estate

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to St. Joseph’s College, a New York education corporation with the address of 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 and Federal Tax ID number 11-1733439, (percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.

If you have questions about making a bequest in your will to St. Joseph’s College, please contact Clare Kehoe at ckehoe@sjcny.edu or 718.940.5579.

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