Sample Bequest Language

A bequest is a gift of personal property (such as cash, stocks, tangible property, etc.) made after death, generally through a will or other estate plan. Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting gift to your community.

The usual method to make a bequest to the Blackstone Library is as follows: the estate’s executor may transfer cash or other assets to the James Blackstone Memorial Library.

The following sample language should be used for the bequest:

“I give (or bequeath) to the James Blackstone Memorial Library located in Branford, CT, a non-profit charitable corporation, for general charitable purposes, the following assets: ______________________________.

Please let us know that you’ve included the Blackstone Library in your visionary generosity so that we may welcome you into the Heritage Circle.