Bequest Language

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures.

Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. Below is suggested language to take to your attorney for use in drafting your bequest.

Sample Language

For an unrestricted gift that allows the Cancer Support Community to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:

"I give to Cancer Support Community, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 734 15th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose."

If you have named the Cancer Support Community in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.

Please contact Karim Merchant at 202-650-5365 or kmerchant@cancersupportcommunity.org for more information.