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Sample Bequest Language

General bequest language:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, the sum of $________(or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation and its general purposes.”

Specific bequest language:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, the sum of $_______ (or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation to be used for the following purpose: (state the purpose). If at any time in the judgment of the trustees of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, they shall determine an alternative purpose closest to the designated purpose.”

Residuary bequest language:

“All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, for its general purposes.”

Contingency bequest language:

“I devise and bequeath the residue of the property, real and personal and wherever situated, owned by me at my death, to (name of beneficiary), if (she/he) survives me. If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, for its general purposes.”