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Free Estate Planning Guide

Discover helpful information to provide for your needs, your family's future and favorite causes.

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Bequest Language

We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney in leaving a bequest in your estate plan.

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Learn About Wills and Bequests


What are the benefits of making a bequest?

  1. You leave a lasting legacy to be remembered
  2. You lessen the burden of taxes on your family
  3. You may receive estate tax savings

How can I learn more?


How do I make a bequest?

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends or Water Street Mission as part of your estate plan.


What are my options?

A bequest can be made in several ways:
  1. You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset
  2. You can gift a percentage of your estate
  3. You can gift from the balance or residue of your estate
  4. You can make a beneficiary designation of certain assets

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Have you considered making Water Street Mission a part of your estate plan? Learn about ways you can support Water Street or if Water Street is already part of your future plans we would like to recognize you.