Remember to put Beth Mardutho in your Will. In case your legal advisor should ask for it, Beth Mardutho’s Federal tax identification number is 22-3785056.
Unrestricted Bequest of Specific Assets (including private book collections)
The standard legal wording for this type of bequest is as follows: I give, devise and bequeath to Beth Mardutho, The Syriac Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, the sum of $ (or property described or collection of books) for its general purposes.
Unrestricted Bequest of a Percentage of Your Estate
This is a good technique for ensuring that Beth Mardutho will receive the desired portion of your eventual estate, no matter how the nature and disposition of your assets might change and grow over the years. If you wish, the residue of your estate can be directed to Beth Mardutho after bequests of specific amounts to family members and friends. The appropriate wording would be as follows: I give, devise and bequeath percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to Beth Mardutho, The Syriac Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, for its general purposes.
Contingent Unrestricted Bequest
In case an heir named in your Will might not survive you, you can designate Beth Mardutho as a contingent beneficiary of all or a portion of your estate. Such a bequest would read: In the event that (name of primary beneficiary) should not survive me, I give, devise and bequeath (the desired sum, property or percentage of your estate) to Beth Mardutho, The Syriac Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, for its general purposes.