In simple terms, a bequest is a gift of property by will. The charitable bequest affords a way for virtually anyone to express specific philanthropic wishes. In fact, the bequest is the most frequently utilized method of supporting charity in the United States.
A bequest may take on a number of forms, including naming:
- a specific dollar amount
- a percentage of the estate
- specific assets
The philanthropic spirit is given a voice when wishes are expressed in the Will. While many may think philanthropy is reserved for a select few, the truth is that every bequest to the United Methodist Communities Foundation makes a mark that will last throughout history.
If you would like more information on Wills, including sample language for making a charitable bequest, please call 732-922-9802 x2128 or send an e-mail to RRoe@UMCommunities.org.