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Legacy Gifts & Bequests

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Your Generous Gift to Hopkins House provides the resources needed to offer high quality, high impact educational programs and services to the community's children, youths, and families, helping them to achieve their full intellectual, economic, and social potential.  


Hopkins House is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Hopkins House are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law and always acknowledged in writing.

 


Please consider a Bequest or Legacy Gift to Hopkins House
in your Estate Planning
:

 

LegacyA legacy gift or charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to Hopkins House through your last will and testament. There are different kinds of bequests. For each, you must use very specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets, and to successfully carry out your final wishes. In any charitable bequest, be sure to name the recipient accurately.  Please consult your trust and estates professional. 

Below is a list of some of the more common kinds of bequests, and some bequest language provided by Leave A Legacy.  Please consult your trust and estates professional for assistance and additional information.
 

General Bequest
A legacy gift left to Hopkins House from the general value of your estate, and are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage of your estate to the cause of your choice.  General bequest language:

"I give, devise, and bequeath to Hopkins House, 5904 Richmond Highway, Ste. 525, Alexandria, Virginia, 22303, the sum of $________(or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of Hopkins House and its general purposes."


Specific Bequest
A legacy gift to Hopkins House of a particular item or property bequeathed for a designated purpose. (i.e., a piano bequeathed to the preschool academy for use in music education; dollar funds to be used in the operation of the preschool or Early Childhood Learning Institute.) Specific bequest language:

"I give, devise, and bequeath to Hopkins House, 5904 Richmond Highway, Ste. 525, Alexandria, Virginia, 22303, the sum of $_______ (or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of Hopkins House to be used for the following purpose: (i.e. preschool scholarships, ECLI fellowships). If at any time in the judgment of the trustees of Hopkins House 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
A legacy gift to Hopkins House intended to leave the residue portion of your assets after other terms of the will have been satisfied. Residuary bequest language:

"All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Hopkins House, 5904 Richmond Highway, Ste. 525, Alexandria, Virginia, 22303, for its general purposes."


Contingency Bequest
A legacy gift to Hopkins House of a portion of your estate if your named beneficiary does not survive you. 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 Hopkins House, 5904 Richmond Highway, Ste. 525, Alexandria, Virginia, 22303, for its general purposes."

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