Hadassah

Sample Language for Your Will

Please provide your attorney with the following sample provisions, depending on the type of bequest you would like to make:

Outright Gift in Will

a. Specific dollar amount:

"I give and bequeath to Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation having its principal offices currently located in New York, NY, tax ID no. 13-1656651, the sum of $_________ for its general purposes."

For Hadassah's medical center in Jerusalem (officially, "Hadassah Medical Organization"):

"I give and bequeath to Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation having its principal offices currently located in New York, NY, tax ID no. 13-1656651, the sum of $_________ for Hadassah Medical Organization."

b. Percentage amount:

"I give and bequeath to Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation having its principal offices currently located in New York, NY, tax ID no. 13-1656651, [X% of my residuary estate] for its general purposes."

For Hadassah's medical center in Jerusalem (officially, "Hadassah Medical Organization"):

"I give and bequeath to Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation having its principal offices currently located in New York, NY, tax ID no. 13-1656651, [X% of my residuary estate] for Hadassah Medical Organization."

Conditional Gift in Will

If you would like Hadassah to receive the bequest after both you and your spouse (or other loved ones) have passed away, or after the occurrence of some other event, please insert the appropriate conditional language in one or more of the sample provisions above. For example:

"If my husband [wife] does not survive me [or other condition], I give and bequeath to Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation having its principal offices currently located in New York, NY, tax ID no. 13-1656651, the sum of $_________ for Hadassah Medical Organization."

Bequests Designated for Specific Purposes

You may choose to designate your bequest for Youth Aliyah, Young Judaea scholarships, or a special purpose within Hadassah Medical Organization, such as a specific medical field. For example, to leave a sum certain to Youth Aliyah, please provide your attorney with the following sample wording:

"I give and bequeath to Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation having its principal offices currently located in New York, NY, tax ID no. 13-1656651, the sum of $_________ for Youth Aliyah."

If you designate your bequest for a specific purpose, we request that you include the following will provision to ensure that your gift will continue to provide for Hadassah's needs. For example:

"If in the judgment of Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., it becomes, or is likely to become, impossible or impractical to accomplish the purposes of this gift, the funds may be used for such related purposes and in such manner as determined by Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc."

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Contact us at 800-428-8884 or giving@hadassah.org with any questions about naming Hadassah in your estate plan.

 

The information and content contained herein are intended for educational purposes only and are not intended to provide legal, tax or other professional advice or to be relied upon. We encourage you to consult with an attorney, tax advisor or accountant.

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Hadassah a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Hadassah [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Hadassah or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Hadassah as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Hadassah as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Hadassah where you agree to make a gift to Hadassah and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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