One of the easiest ways to make a legacy gift is to include Girls Inc. of Alameda County in your will or trust. Your gift can be a specific dollar amount, securities, real estate, or other property. You can also designate Girls Inc. of Alameda County as a beneficiary of all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate (a residuary bequest). Your bequest remains entirely under your control during your lifetime and becomes irrevocable only at death. To make a bequest to Girls Inc. of Alameda County, it is not necessary to rewrite existing documents — simply add an amendment, called a codicil, to your will or trust.
Suggested bequest language to be used with an attorney:
“I give (___________dollars) or (a specific asset, such as securities, real estate, or other property) or (all) or (___________ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to Girls Inc. of Alameda County – tax ID 94-1558073), located in Oakland, California (for the benefit of its general purposes) or (for the following purpose: ____________________________________).”