Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

One way for you to support the mission of Persecution Project Foundation is to leave us a bequest. A bequest is a gift made to charity in your will or trust. One significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the property you will leave to charity during your life. Another benefit is that by making a bequest you are able to leave a lasting legacy.

Types of Bequests

There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to Persecution Project Foundation. You can leave a specific bequest. A specific bequest involves making a gift of a specific asset such as real estate, a car, other property or a gift for a specific dollar amount. For example, you may wish to leave your home or $10,000 to Persecution Project Foundation. Another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specific percentage of your overall estate. For example, you may wish to leave 10% of your estate to Persecution Project Foundation.

Another kind of bequest is called a residual bequest. A residual bequest is one that is made from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has given away each of the specific bequests. A common residual bequest involves leaving of a percentage of the residue of the estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 30% of the residue of your estate to Persecution Project Foundation.

Bequest Tax Benefits

There are no limitations on bequest gifts. Bequests may be made for a general or specific purpose. All bequests are exempt from federal estate taxes. If you have a taxable estate, the estate tax charitable deduction may offset or eliminate estate taxes resulting in a larger inheritance for your heirs.

Bequest Sample Language

In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. He/she can help you include a bequest to Persecution Project Foundation in your estate planning. The following are some example bequests:

1. Outright Bequest

If you are considering making an outright bequest to Persecution Project Foundation, we recommend the following language:

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount

I hereby, give, devise and bequeath $DOLLARS to Persecution Project Foundation, a non-profit organization located at P.O. Box 1327, Culpeper, VA, 22701, Federal Tax ID #54-1976312, for the general fund use and purposes of Persecution Project Foundation.

Bequest of Specific Personal Property

I hereby, give, devise and bequeath DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Persecution Project Foundation, a non-profit organization located at P.O. Box 1327, Culpeper, VA, 22701, Federal Tax ID #54-1976312, for the general fund use and purposes of Persecution Project Foundation.

Bequest of Specific Real Estate

I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at ADDRESS OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Persecution Project Foundation, a non-profit located at P.O. Box 1327, Culpeper, VA, 22701, Federal Tax ID #54-1976312, for the general fund use and purposes of Persecution Project Foundation.

Bequest of Percentage of an Estate

I hereby, give, devise and bequeath PERCENTAGE OF YOUR ESTATE to Persecution Project Foundation, a non-profit organization located at P.O. Box 1327, Culpeper, VA, 22701, Federal Tax ID #54-1976312, for the general fund use and purposes of Persecution Project Foundation.

2. Restricted Bequest

If you are considering a bequest but would like to ensure that your bequest will be used only for a specific purpose, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give that will ensure your charitable objectives can be met. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your objectives.

If you are making a restricted bequest, we recommend that your attorney include the following provision to give Persecution Project Foundation flexibility should it no longer be possible for PPF to use your gift as you originally intended.

If, in the judgment of the Board of Directors of Persecution Project Foundation, it shall become impossible for PPF to use your bequest to accomplish the specific purposes of the bequest, PPF may use the income and principal of the gift for such purpose or purposes as the Board determines is most closely related to the restricted purpose of your bequest.

Contact Us

Please contact Hagazi Kebede at 540-829-5353 (hagazi(at)persecutionproject.org) if you have any questions about how to make a bequest or need any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney. Thank you so much for your consideration.