Sample language

    • Specific Bequest: I give, devise and bequeath _______________ (insert dollar amount or item of property to be donated) to the Napoleon Civic Center, or its successor organization, a nonprofit corporation as described in section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code located at 303 W. Main St, Napoleon , OH 43545, to be used for restoration of the Napoleon Civic Center.

     

    • Residuary Bequest: I give, devise and bequeath _______________ (insert % amount) of all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to the Napoleon Civic Center, or its successor organization,a nonprofit corporation as described in section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code located at 303 W. Main St, Napoleon , OH 43545, to be used for restoration of the Napoleon Civic Center.

     

    • Restricted Gift (Specific or Residuary) Bequest: I give, devise and bequeath _______________ (insert dollar amount, item of property or % of residue) to the Napoleon Civic Center, or its successor organization,a nonprofit corporation as described in section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code located at 303 W. Main St, Napoleon , OH 43545, to be used for restoration of the Napoleon Civic Center.

     

    • Contingency Gift: Takes effect only if a primary intention can’t be met.
      If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, or shall die during the administration of my estate, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to the American Heart Association, Inc., or its successor organization, a nonprofit corporation as described in section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code located at 303 W. Main St, Napoleon , OH 43545., , all of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, to be used for its benefit.

     

    • Safety Language: Language added whenever a gift is restricted
      In the event the purposes of the restriction, in the opinion of the Board of Directors of Napoleon Civic Center can no longer be served, the Board may devote any remaining assets exclusively for charitable purposes that: (a) are within the scope of the charitable purposes of charity (b) most nearly approximate the original purpose of the gift; and (c) benefits charity.