Bequest in a Will

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Creating a Will is an expression of love for those you leave behind — family, friends, and charities whose work you support.

When you include ChildFund in a bequest in your Will, you are transferring the values you hold dear. No other planned gift is as simple to implement and as easy to change. You maintain the use, benefit, enjoyment, and control of your assets for as long as you need them — for as long as you live.

Here is the suggested language for including ChildFund in your Will:

I give, devise, and bequeath to ChildFund, fully incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia (Federal tax identification number 54-0536100), the sum of $________ or ________% of my residuary estate. I direct this gift be used to support ChildFund's general programs where the need is greatest.

There are several ways to include ChildFund in your Will

A general bequest can be a dollar amount or percentage of your estate.

A specific bequest describes the exact property you want a particular beneficiary to receive. It can include personal belongings, shares of stock or real estate.

A residuary bequest distributes the remainder of your estate after all other bequests, debts, expenses, and taxes have been satisfied.

A contingent bequest takes effect when certain conditions are met.

If you already have a Will, it can be modified with the simple addition of a document known as a codicil. And, it’s a good idea to review your Will periodically to make sure it continues to reflect your personal, financial, and estate-planning objectives.

We hope you’ll let us know if you have named ChildFund in your Will.

If you have included ChildFund in your estate plan, please complete our notification form and send it to The Office of Planned Giving at ChildFund.

We would like to thank you for your gift and welcome you to The Children’s Circle.

Please call 1-800-762-9593 for more information.

The purpose of this web page is to provide information of a general nature only. ChildFund is not engaged in providing legal or tax advice. Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor when considering a charitable gift of any type.