Bequests and estate gifts are attractive vehicles. Whether a simple bequest of cash, appreciated assets, or a plan that provides income for life, a will is one of the most flexible gift planning tools. If you already have a will, it is not necessary to rewrite your entire will. You may simply instruct your attorney to include a codicil, which is an amendment, to your current will or trust. For example:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, a non-profit corporation organized and operating under the laws of the State of Delaware, the sum of
$___________________, or ________% of my estate, or the following property______
A simple notarized document would also suffice.
Bequest gifts will be directed to the DBCC Endowment Fund in accordance with the DBCC Endowment Fund Policy and will continue to support the fight against breast cancer, providing a living legacy for the donor.