Example Bequest Language

Please feel free to change the numbers or percentages as you desire.

1. Bequest of cash


"I bequeath the sum of $10,000 to The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco of San Francisco, CA."

2. Bequest of a percent of the estate

"I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA."

3. Contingent Bequest

"If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA."