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Sample Bequest Language

The following are examples of statements you or your attorney may wish to use as models in preparing a bequest or trust designation. It’s always a good idea to share your plans with foundation/fund staff so we can be certain the language used will accurately reflect your wishes. Contact us at:

Note: Please adjust sample language as necessary to present your gift to the facility of your choice.

Outright Bequest

I bequeath to UHS Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation located at 10-42 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton, New York, 13903, $______ to be used at the discretion of the UHS Foundation Board of Trustees.

Contingent Bequest

In the event my spouse and children should pre-decease me, I hereby bequeath to UHS Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation located at 10-42 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton, New York, 13903, $______ to be used at the discretion of the UHS Foundation Board of Trustees.

Specific Bequest*

I bequeath to Chenango Memorial Hospital Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation located at 179 North Broad Street, Norwich, New York, 13815, $______ to be used for ________________________________.

Residual Bequest*

I bequeath to Chenango Memorial Hospital Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation located at 179 North Broad Street, Norwich, New York, 13815, $______, the balance of my estate once all other bequests, debts, taxes and expenses have been distributed to be used for _________________________________.
 

*Note: Restrictions such as cancer care, cardiology services, emergency services, critical care, maternity/child services, surgical services, etc., are fairly safe. Please be cautious about restricting your gift to a specific department or facility because future changes could make fulfilling your request difficult or even impossible (for instance, if the facility you designate is consolidated or relocated).

We’re Here to Help

If you’d like to speak with a member of our foundation/fund staff, please contact us using the telephone numbers listed below. We’re also happy to work with your attorney, accountant or financial planner to help you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

  • UHS Foundation: 607-762-2171
  • UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital Foundation: 607-337-4510
  • Enhance UHS Delaware Valley Hospital Fund: 607-865-2409