A bequest is the legal term. It is a provision in your Will. As part of the probate of the Will, your executor will transfer funds to the Foundation from your estate. The bequest may reduce your estate taxes. It is up to you how much you wish to give. You can change your mind any time by changing your will. If you already have a will, you or your lawyer can amend (a codicil) the Will by adding provision to your existing Will. Below you can find suggested wording.
Our legal name and United Kingdom charitable number: The Christopher G. Moore Foundation, 1161116.
You can name a specific dollar amount or a piece of property, such as a home or securities.
I give to The Christopher G. Moore Foundation, charitable number 1161116 the sum of $_______.
Or, you can leave a residual gift to us — a percentage of what’s left of your estate after you take care of your loved ones.
I give to The Christopher G. Moore Foundation, charitable number 1161116, ____ per cent of the residue of my estate.
What purposes will my donation be used by the Christopher G. Moore Foundation?
However you decide to benefit, The Christopher G. Foundation will make a difference. Your donation will assist us the following ways: 1) we will increase the amount of the annual prize money for the winning title; 2) we want to give cash prizes for second and third place annual winners; 3) we wish to produce an annual videotaped lecture of the Prize winner(s); 4) we wish to compensate writers who contribute reviews, interviews and articles to the Foundation website.
The Christopher G. Moore Foundation
71-75, Shelton Street
London WC2H 9JQ
Charitable registration number: 1161116