Bequests – Your Will

Through your will, you identify the people you want to handle your estate. You can provide for your family, friends, and charitable organizations.

One of the most popular ways to make a legacy gift is to remember NHF in your will or living trust. This is very simple, can be included at any time and costs you nothing during your lifetime. Or if you already have a will or living trust, have your attorney add the language in a codicil, or amendment.

  • You can specify an amount or a percentage of your estate to grow along with your estate.
  • You can ensure your wishes for family and friends are met first. Simply specify that NHF is to receive (or share in) the rest and residual of your estate, after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid.
  • You can even choose to name NHF the contingent beneficiary of a bequest intended for a surviving loved one, in the event that he or she does not survive you.

How to Name the National Hospice Foundation in Your Will

"I give and bequeath to the National Hospice Foundation, a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with business address of 1731 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, and with a tax identification number of 54-1586967, __________ [describe the asset – i.e. gift amount; percentage; all (or portion of) the rest, residual, and remainder of my estate, etc.] for the National Hospice Foundation."*

Please contact info@nationalhospicfoundation.org in our gift planning office or call 877-470-6472 if you would like more information.

*These clauses are only examples. Contact your attorney for appropriate legal advice.

L EVANS 1921-2011

The staff at NHF first learned of L. Evans when we were contacted by her attorney with the news that in her will, she designated the National Hospice Foundation as one of three charities to receive funds from her estate. Read more

Polly Rehnwall

Polly Rehnwall included NHF in her estate plan more than 20 years ago, long before her appointment to the National Hospice Foundation and Global Partners in Care Board of Directors. Read more

Information on this website is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. All gift options should be discussed with your legal, tax and financial planning advisers.