The Institute for Creation Research's Bequest Language
Types of Bequests
There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to the Institute for Creation Research.
Percentage Bequest. Another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specific percentage of your overall estate to ICR. For example, you may wish to leave 10% of your estate to ICR.
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 ICR. For example, you may wish to leave 30% of the residue of your estate to ICR.
In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to the Institute for Creation Research in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.
1. Specific Bequest
If you are considering making an outright bequest to the Institute for Creation Research, we recommend the following language:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to the Institute for Creation Research, a nonprofit organization located at 1806 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX, 75229, Federal Tax ID #95-3523177, for the Institute for Creation Research's general use and purpose.
If you are considering making a bequest of a percentage of your estate to the Institute for Creation Research, we recommend the following language:
If you are considering a bequest but would like to ensure your bequest will be used for a specific purpose, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give and meet your charitable objectives. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your goals.
If you are making a restricted bequest, we recommend your attorney include the following provision to give the Institute for Creation Research flexibility should it no longer be possible for the Institute for Creation Research to use your gift as you originally intended:
Please contact us if you have any questions about how to make a bequest to the Institute for Creation Research or to request any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney as you consider making a bequest to our ministry.
If you have included a bequest for the Institute for Creation Research in your estate plan, please contact us to let us know. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.