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Sample Bequest Language

Over the years bequests to Austen Riggs have resulted in significant additions to our endowment. We provide donors and their advisors with sample language to facilitate this type of gift. We also encourage donors to consider naming Austen Riggs as a beneficiary of retirement plans or similar assets, which would otherwise produce income in respect of a decedent for their heirs.

The following sample language is suitable for both will provisions and codicils:

I give, devise and bequeath __________________________________ (describe dollar amount, proportion of your residuary estate, or property to be given) to the Austen Riggs Center, a not-for-profit corporation located at 25 Main Street, P.O. Box 962, Stockbridge, MA, 01262 for its general charitable purposes.

We also welcome bequests for special purposes and will be happy to consult with you about available gift opportunities and specific wording.

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