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For example, your bequest can be a stated dollar amount, or you can bequeath specific property to Friends Committee on National Legislation. Some of our friends prefer to bequeath a certain percentage of the remainder of their estate — the amount that remains after paying all debts, costs, and other prior legacies. (You can visit our Sample Gift Language to get you started.)

How a gift from your will or trust works.

Whichever form you prefer, you can direct that your bequest be used for our greatest needs or for a specific purpose you designate. Whatever your objectives, we will be happy to work with you in planning a bequest that will be satisfying, economical, and effective in carrying out your wishes in our important mission.

How It Works

  • Include a gift to Friends Committee on National Legislation in your will or trust. (Here is sample language for your will.)
  • Make your bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose.
  • Indicate a specific amount or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust.

Benefits

  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your gift to address changing circumstances.
  • You can direct your gift to a particular purpose (be sure to check with us to make sure your gift can be used as intended).

Is this gift right for you?

A gift from your will or trust is for you if:

  • You want to help ensure Friends Committee on National Legislation’s future viability and strength.
  • Long-term planning is more important to you than an immediate income tax deduction.
  • You want the flexibility of a gift commitment that doesn’t affect your current cash flow.

The material presented on this Planned Giving website is not offered as legal or tax advice. Read full disclaimer.