Planned Giving | Suggested Language

 

Suggested Bequest Language

Bequest of a Specified Dollar Amount

“I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $_____ to the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), a Washington, DC humanitarian corporation located at 1111 14th Street NW, #400, Washington, DC, 20005, for the general uses and the purposes of said institution.”

Bequest of Specific Property

“I give, devise and bequeath the ________ to the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), a Washington, DC humanitarian corporation located at 1111 14th Street NW, #400, Washington, DC, 20005, for the general uses and the purposes of said institution.”

Proportional Bequest

“I give, devise, and bequeath ______ percent (___ %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), a Washington, DC humanitarian corporation located at 1111 14th Street NW, #400, Washington, DC, 20005, for the general uses and the purposes of said institution.”

Residual Bequest

“I give, devise and bequeath the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), a Washington, DC humanitarian corporation located at 1111 14th Street NW, #400, Washington, DC, 20005, for the general uses and the purposes of said institution.”

Contingent Bequest

“In the event that (______________) predeceases me, I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $________ (or _______ percent (____%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate) to the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), a Washington, DC humanitarian corporation located at 1111 14th Street NW, #400, Washington, DC, 20005, for the general uses and the purposes of said institution.”

Restricted Bequests

A Restricted Bequest is any will that places conditions on how ANERA must use or expend the money. Any restrictions should be referred to ANERA when drafting the will. That will insure that ANERA can feasibly enact your wishes.

We ask that you include the following language:

“If at anytime the Board of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) should determine that it is no longer practical to use this fund for the above-described purpose, it may be used for other needs of ANERA in advancement of its mission.”

If you have any questions or if you’d like to make a planned gift, please contact:

Nancy Nye, Director of Donor Stewardship at nnye@anera.org or (202) 266 9720.