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Bequest Language

Example bequest language - Please feel free to change the numbers or percentages as you desire.

1. Bequest of cash

"I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $10,000 to the Foundation of California State University, Monterey Bay located in Seaside, California."

2. Bequest of a percent of the estate

"I give, devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to the Foundation of California State University, Monterey Bay, located in Seaside, California."

3. Bequest of real property (home, vacation home, rental property, bare land, etc.)

"I give, devise and bequeath my home located at [insert street address and assessor's parcel number] to the Foundation of California State University, Monterey Bay, located in Seaside, California. The Foundation may sell or otherwise dispose of my home or may lease my home, all at its option."

4. Contingent Bequest

"If my brother John Doe survives me, I give, devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I give, devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to the Foundation of California State University, Monterey Bay, located in Seaside, California."

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