Making a charitable bequest through a will or trust is a simple and flexible way to direct your assets to the people and causes you care most about. By including a bequest to CHC in your will or trust, you will continue to help the homeless and ensure that we can continue our mission for years to come.
As little as one sentence of bequest language is all that is needed to complete your gift. Below is sample language you might use:
Sample Language for Bequests General Bequest:
“I give and bequeath to Creating Housing Coalition of Albany, Oregon $ _______ (or ____ % of my estate; or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of Creating Housing Coalition and its general purposes (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”
“All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Creating Housing Coalition of Albany, Oregon for its general purposes (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”
“I devise and bequeath the residue of the property, real and personal and wherever situated, owned by me at my death, to (name of beneficiary), if (she/he) survives me. If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to Creating Housing Coalition for its general purposes (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”
You may designate your bequest in two ways:
- For the general purposes of CHC (an unrestricted bequest)
- To be used to support a particular program, fund, or aspect of our work (a restricted bequest)
Benefits for the donor
Reduce estate taxes: Making a charitable bequest reduces the size of your estate, effectively leaving less money subject to estate taxes. You may want to consider leaving to charity those assets that would be most heavily taxed such as retirement plans.
Flexibility: You can change the provisions in your will, including how much to donate and to whom, any time before your death.
You control where your assets go.
Make a donation or reach out to us about planned giving today!