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A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable (non-profit) organization, in our case, St. Michael's Media, through your last will and testament or living trust. There are different kinds of bequests. For each, you must use 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 (click here to view suggested text). Please contact your attorney for individual counseling on how to proceed.
Similar to wills and estates bequeaths, legacy giving involves your naming of St. Michael's Media for a distribution of funds. You create a legacy, however, by disbursing the specified funds over a period of time — finite or infinite, usually from a living trust. Please contact your attorney for individual counseling on how to proceed.