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Bequests

Sample Bequest Language

Please note that Doorways does not provide legal, tax, or financial advice.  Please review the terms of your estate plan with a trusts and estates attorney. 

Legal Name/Designation

Doorways for Women and Families, Inc., a corporation located at P.O. Box 100185, Arlington, Virginia 22210

Federal Income Tax I.D.: 54-1087829

General Bequest

General bequests are legacies left to Doorways that come from the general value of the donor’s estate, and are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage of the estate.

I give, devise and bequeath to Doorways for Women and Families, Inc., located at P.O. Box 100185,  Arlington, Virginia,  [the sum of $_______ , description of the specific asset, or percentage of the estate], for the benefit of Doorways for Women and Families, Inc., and its general purposes.

Residuary Bequest

Residuary bequests are made when a donor intends to leave the residue portion of his/her assets to Doorways after other terms of the will have been satisfied.

All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Doorways for Women and Families, Inc., for its general purposes.

Contingency Bequest

Contingency bequests allow a donor to leave a portion of his/her estate to Doorways if a named beneficiary does not survive the donor.

I devise and bequeath the residue of the property, real and personal and wherever situated, owned by me at my death, to  (name of beneficiary), if she/he survives me.  If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to Doorways for Women and Families, Inc., for its general purposes.

Contact Us

To discuss options and learn more about how you can help safeguard Doorways’ future response, please contact Christy Cole, Gift Planning Advisor, at (703) 504-9403 or CCole@DoorwaysVA.org.

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