Bequests are gifts made through your will. They can be made in the form of a specific gift of cash or property, a general sum of money, or a percentage of the remainder of an estate or trust and they are distributed at your death. The full amount of your bequest is usually deductible for estate tax purposes.
The following is suggested language for including Open Hand in your will:
“I give, devise and bequeath to Open Hand Atlanta, Inc. located at 181 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 for its general purposes, the sum of $______ (or state a fraction or percentage of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal).”
Open Hand’s correct legal designation is:
Open Hand Atlanta, Inc., Federal Tax ID number 58-1816778
For more information on planned giving options, or to set up an appointment to explore how a charitable gift to Open Hand may fit into your overall estate planning, please contact Katie MacKenzie, Senior Donor Relations Manager, at 404-419-3302.