Giving Through Your Will (a charitable bequest)
You can leave a bequest of a specific amount of cash, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of your estate. You may choose to make a gift of cash, securities or other property—and your estate will receive a tax deduction. A charitable bequest allows you to retain use and control over your assets during your lifetime. A bequest can be added to your new or existing will through a simple codicil that states your intention, and can be a percentage or fixed amount of your estate.