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Sample Bequest Language

Thank you for considering the Ministry of OSF in your estate plans. You may designate your bequest to support any program or facility within OSF HealthCare through the OSF Healthcare Foundation. Please CONTACT US if you need assistance or more information on your designation choice.

1. BEQUEST OF CASH

"I bequeath the sum of $________________ to the OSF Healthcare Foundation (FEIN: 37-1259284)." If the stated use becomes impossible or impractical, the Board of Directors of the OSF Healthcare Foundation may determine an alternative use that most closely matches the original intent of this bequest.
 
OR
 
"I bequeath the sum of $________________ to the OSF Healthcare Foundation (FEIN: 37-1259284) to support _______________________ (name hospital or program)." If the stated use becomes impossible or impractical, the Board of Directors of the OSF Healthcare Foundation may determine an alternative use that most closely matches the original intent of this bequest.


2. BEQUEST OF A PERCENT OF THE ESTATE

"I devise and bequeath ________% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to the OSF Healthcare Foundation (FEIN: 37-1259284)." If the stated use becomes impossible or impractical, the Board of Directors of the OSF Healthcare Foundation may determine an alternative use that most closely matches the original intent of this bequest.
 
OR
 
"I devise and bequeath ________% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to the OSF Healthcare Foundation (FEIN: 37-1259284) to support __________________ (name hospital or program)." If the stated use becomes impossible or impractical, the Board of Directors of the OSF Healthcare Foundation may determine an alternative use that most closely matches the original intent of this bequest.


3. CONTINGENT BEQUEST

"If my _________________ (type of relation) __________________ (name of relation) survives me, I devise and bequeath ______% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to ______________ (name of relation). If ______________ (name of relation) does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath _____% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to the OSF Healthcare Foundation (FEIN: 37-1259284)." If the stated use becomes impossible or impractical, the Board of Directors of the OSF Healthcare Foundation may determine an alternative use that most closely matches the original intent of this bequest.
 
OR
 
"If my ________________ (type of relation) __________________ (name of relation) survives me, I devise and bequeath ______% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to ______________ (name of relation). If ___________ (name of relation) does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath _____% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to the OSF Healthcare Foundation (FEIN: 37-1259284) to support ______________ (name hospital or program)." If the stated use becomes impossible or impractical, the Board of Directors of the OSF Healthcare Foundation may determine an alternative use that most closely matches the original intent of this bequest.

The OSF Healthcare Foundation is happy to share this information however does not provide tax or legal advice. We encourage you to contact your legal counsel for specific direction regarding your individual Will and/or estate plans.
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