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Bequest Language

Residual Gift Language

A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:
I give and devise to St. Joseph's College, a New York Education Corporation (Tax ID #11-1733439), located in Brooklyn, NY, 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 (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

Specific Gift Language

Naming St. Joseph's College as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:
I give and devise to St. Joseph's College, a New York Education Corporation (Tax ID #11-1733439), located in Brooklyn, NY, the sum of $___________ (or asset) to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

Contingent Gift Language

St. Joseph's College or its affiliates can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:
If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise to St. Joseph's College, a New York Education Corporation (Tax ID #11-1733439), located in Brooklyn, NY, the sum of $ _______ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).