Including NHF in your will is simple. It is one of the most popular ways to leave a legacy and help NHF to continue to deliver compassionate care at the end of life.
You can specify a dollar amount, specific asset(s), or a percentage of your estate. You may similarly name NHF as the beneficiary of your living trust. 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.
A bequest may interest you, if you:
- Would like to make a gift to the hospice
- Want the flexibility to change your gift
- Want continued access to your gift assets, should you need them
- Acknowledge a current tax deduction for your gift is not important to you
How to include NHF in your will
When you create or revise your will or living trust, include our tax identification number and legal language such as:
"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, etc.] for the National Hospice Foundation."*
- If you already have a will or living trust, have your attorney add the language in a codicil, or amendment.
Please contact 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.