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St. Ignatius' Parish or School Bequest Language

One way for you to support our mission is to leave a bequest in your estate plans to benefit St. Ignatius Loyola Parish.

Types of Bequests

There are a number of ways to make a bequest to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish.

Specific Bequest. A specific bequest involves making a gift of a specific asset such as real estate, a car, other property or a gift for a specific dollar amount. For example, you may wish to leave your home or $10,000 to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish.

Percentage Bequest. Another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specific percentage of your overall estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 10% of your estate to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish.

Residual Bequest. A residual bequest is made from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has given away each of the specific bequests. A common residual bequest involves leaving a percentage of the residue of the estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 30% of the residue of your estate to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish.

Contingent Bequest. A contingent bequest is made to charity only if the purpose of the primary bequest cannot be met. For example, you could leave specific property, such as a vacation home, to a relative, but the bequest language could provide that if the relative is not alive at the time of your death, the vacation home will go to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish.

Bequest Language

In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.

  1. 1. Specific Bequest

    If you are considering making an outright bequest to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, we recommend the following language:

    I/we hereby give, devise and bequeath [dollar amount/personal property/real estate (with address)] to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, a nonprofit organization located at 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, Federal Tax ID #45-4177209, to be used for St. Ignatius Loyola Parish's general use and purpose.

  2. 2. Percentage Bequest

    If you are considering making a bequest of a percentage of your estate to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, we recommend the following language:

    I/we hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my/our total estate, to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, a nonprofit organization located at 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, Federal Tax ID #45-4177209, to be used for St. Ignatius Loyola Parish's general use and purpose.

  3. 3. Residual Bequest

    I/we hereby give, devise and bequeath to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, a nonprofit organization located at 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, Federal Tax ID #45-4177209, for St. Ignatius Loyola Parish's general use and purpose, [all/a percentage] of the rest, residue and remainder of my/our estate to be used for St. Ignatius Loyola Parish's general use and purpose.

  4. 4. Contingent Bequest

    If [primary beneficiary] does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, a nonprofit organization located at 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, Federal Tax ID #45-4177209, DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to be used for St. Ignatius Loyola Parish's general use and purpose.
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