A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament.
Here are two simple ways that you can put a charitable gift in your will.
You can name the residue of your Estate in whole or as a proportion using percentages. The residue is what remains after taxes, administrative expenses and your heirs have received their specific gifts or proportion. An advantage is that as your circumstances change, your will does not have to be altered, as the proportion remains the same.
Sample wording: “I bequeath the residue of my estate (or _______% of the residue of my estate) to Salal Foundation.”
Another way is to name a specific amount.
Sample wording: “I give $_____________to support the work of Salal Foundation.”