Bequest Gift

To make a bequest to Swank MS Foundation, the following language will be helpful to your lawyer:

I give, devise, and bequeath to Swank MS Foundation the sum of _____________ (or otherwise describe the gift or specify a percentage of the estate).

There are three ways you can make a bequest:

1. Specific Bequest: You designate a specific dollar amount, specific percentage, or specific property to Swank MS Foundation.

2. Residual Bequest: Your estate will pay all debts, taxes, expenses, and specific bequests. The remaining amount -- the residual -- will be transferred to Swank MS Foundation.

3. Contingent Bequest: You can ask that Swank MS Foundation receive all or a portion of your estate only under certain circumstances. For example, you can name Swank MS Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate only if there are no surviving close family members. Childless couples sometimes provide for the entire estate to go to the surviving spouse, or if the spouse does not survive, to Swank MS Foundation.

We make no claims regarding the accuracy of the above information or the tax consequences stemming from your use of it. Please consult with your own tax, legal, or financial planning advisor.