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Bequest Language

Bequest Language

The following is intended to help you and your attorney in drafting a bequest that satisfies your individual interests.  As you consult your attorney on the selection of appropriate wording to reflect your own goals and intentions regarding Morris Hospital, be sure the organization’s correct legal name appears in all final documents as:

“Morris Hospital Foundation, an Illinois nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number: 36-3939156.”

Below are different kinds of bequests to consider and suggested language: 

  • General Bequest of a stated sum of money

“I give to Morris Hospital Foundation, an Illinois nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 36-3939156 [insert here the exact dollar amount].”

  • Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate

“I give to Morris Hospital Foundation, an Illinois nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 36-3939156, [insert here a description of the particular property].”

  • Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid

“I give to Morris Hospital Foundation, an Illinois nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 36-3939156, all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.”

  • Contingent Bequest if the Testator is not survived by certain individuals

“If [name/s of primary beneficiary/ies] do/es not survive me, or shall die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to Morris Hospital Foundation, a Illinois nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 36-3939156,  [insert here the exact dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residual estate].”