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A Bequest to Further Good Work

A Bequest to Further Good Work

Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity. They wanted to create a legacy to provide future resources to continue its mission.

Dave: The work of our favorite charity was important to us and we provided support with current gifts, but wanted to do more. We received their newsletter and noted that we could make a gift from our estate and join the legacy society. We saw a picture of smiling people just like us and we wanted to be part of that group.

Nancy: We met with our lawyer to revise our wills and we each included a provision for a bequest. Our lawyer put language in the will that allows a percentage of our estate to go to our favorite charity. This was easy to arrange and permits us to still use our assets during our lives if we need them.

We told their gift planner about our decision and were excited when we were invited to a special event honoring us. We will continue to make gifts during our lives, but it feels good to know that our support will help in the future.

You also may want to make it easy and convenient to have a bequest included in your will. The language below shows how a bequest can very easily be included in your will.

You might find it helpful to select the "print" button below and print this page. Please feel free to give this information to your attorney. If he or she has any questions, please contact us.

*Please note: The name and image above is representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view a color example of your benefits.


Bequests may be directed to benefit one of (or a combination of) the following within the Archdiocese of Seattle:

  • The Archdiocese of Seattle (C.C.A.S.)
  • A specific fund (i.e., Priest Retirement, Priest Pension, and/or Seminarian Formation)
  • A specific parish or parishes
  • A specific parish school or parish schools
  • A Catholic organization (i.e., Catholic Community Services and/or Fulcrum Foundation)

The Legal Name of the Archdiocese of Seattle is:
Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle
710 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Bequest of Cash
I give to the Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle
AND/OR for the benefit of Name(s) of Fund/Parish/Parish School/Catholic organization
the sum of $______________ to be used for the greatest need
OR to be used for (stated purpose).

Bequest of Property
I give to the Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle
AND/OR for the benefit of Name(s) of Fund/Parish/Parish School/Catholic organization
(describe property) to be used for the greatest need
OR to be used for (stated purpose).

Bequest of the Complete (or Partial) Residue of Estate
I give to the Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle
AND/OR for the benefit of Name(s) of Fund/Parish/Parish School/Catholic organization
all (or ________% of) the remainder and residue of my estate to be used for the greatest need
OR to be used for (stated purpose).
To the extent that my estate has items of ?income in respect of a decedent? available for distribution, those items shall be allocated first to any gifts under this Will qualifying for the federal estate and income tax charitable deductions.


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