A bequest can be made in a specific amount in the form of cash, securities, real estate, retirement accounts, life insurance or personal property. It can also be a percentage of an estate or as all or part of the residual of an estate. Unrestricted gifts provide the greatest flexibility for our future needs. If you wish to restrict a gift, we encourage you to support one of the broad program areas specified in Wave Hill’s mission, namely arts, education or horticulture.
To make a bequest through your will, we recommend that you consider including the following language:
To Wave Hill Incorporated, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated having its principal address as Wave Hill, 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx, NY 10471-2899, I hereby give and bequeath $_____ (insert gift amount) for Wave Hill’s general purposes.