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Ways to Give

There are many options available to you if you are considering leaving a legacy gift to help ensure the future of The Leakey Foundation.

When you place a bequest in your will or living trust and notify The Leakey Foundation, we will invite you to become a member of the F. Clark Howell Legacy Society.

Charitable Bequest

A simple and versatile way to ensure The Leakey Foundation can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.

Your charitable bequest is the most important type of gift for building The Leakey Foundation’s future.  When received, your bequest will be recorded as a gift to our endowment where it will strengthen the organization for future generations of scientists.

These bequests are simple to arrange, and there are a few types for you to consider.

Specific

A specific bequest names The Leakey Foundation as beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate.

Sample language –

I give, devise, and bequeath to The Leakey Foundation, a nonprofit corporation of the State of California, tax ID# 95-2536475, located at 1003 B O’Reilly Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94129:

(Choose)

1)    The sum of $________.

2)    __________ shares of stock in ___________ Company

3)    my real property commonly known as _____________.

Residual

A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:

Sample language –

I give, devise, and bequeath to The Leakey Foundation, a nonprofit corporation of the State of California, tax ID# 95-2536475, located at 1003 B O’Reilly Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94129 all or (state a percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal, to be used for its general support.

Contingent

The Leakey Foundation can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled.

Sample language –

In the event of the death of any of the beneficiaries of my estate, I give, devise, and bequeath to The Leakey Foundation, a nonprofit corporation of the State of California, tax ID# 95-253-6475, located at 1003 B O’Reilly Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94129, (specific or residual language as above).

If you or your attorney would like The Leakey Foundation to provide you with customized beneficiary language that is specific to your goals and plans, please contact Kristin Berger at (415) 561-4646 ext. 16 or by email.

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