Planned Giving - Sample Text for Wills

Residual Gift Language

A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:

I give and devise to the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum, located in Greenbelt, Maryland, all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

Specific Gift Language

Naming the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:

I give and devise to the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum, located in Greenbelt, Maryland, the sum of $___________ (or asset) to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).