Bequest Language for Donors

Bequest Language for Donors

The following is intended to help you and your attorney in drafting a bequest that satisfies your interests. As you consult your attorney on the selection of appropriate wording to reflect your own goals and intentions regarding Baylor Scott & White - Central Texas Foundation, be sure our organization’s correct legal name appears in all final documents as:

“Baylor Scott & White - Central Texas Foundation, a Texas nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number: 27-3513154.” 

General Bequest of a stated sum of money may be worded:

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Baylor Scott & White – Central Texas Foundation, a Texas non-profit corporation, or its successor, located in the City of Temple, County of Bell, State of Texas, [insert here the exact dollar amount] for its [unrestricted use and purpose or approved foundation fund].”

Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate may be worded:

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Baylor Scott & White – Central Texas Foundation, a Texas non-profit corporation, or its successor, located in the City of Temple, County of Bell, State of Texas, [insert here a description of the particular property] for its [unrestricted use and purpose or approved foundation fund].”

A Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid, may be worded:

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Baylor Scott & White – Central Texas Foundation, a Texas non-profit corporation, or its successor, located in the City of Temple, County of Bell, State of Texas, all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its [unrestricted use and purpose or approved foundation fund].”

Contingent Bequest if the person making the will is not survived by certain individuals:

“If [name/s of primary beneficiary/ies] do/es not survive me, or shall die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Baylor Scott & White – Central Texas Foundation, a Texas non-profit corporation, or its successor, located in the City of Temple, County of Bell, State of Texas, [insert here the exact dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residual estate] for its [unrestricted use and purpose or approved foundation fund].” 

If you choose to name the Baylor Scott & White – Central Texas Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate, please let us know of your plans so we may express our appreciation to you as well as aid in future plans for Baylor Scott & White Health.