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Will Bequests

A bequest is the simplest and easiest way to make a significant gift to Cardinal Cushing Centers after your lifetime.  It offers flexibility because you can retain use of your assets now and make changes at any time to reflect your philanthropic and financial goals.  There are several common forms of charitable bequests:

Cash
Designate a specific amount for Cardinal Cushing Centers.

Residuary Bequest
Direct all or a percentage of your estate to Cardinal Cushing Centers, after payment of cash bequests and estate-related expenses.

Bequest of Property
Direct a particular asset, such as real estate, securities, or tangible personal property, such as an antique or valuable art object, to Cardinal Cushing Centers.

Contact your legal advisor and use the following language to create a bequest to Cardinal Cushing Centers:
“I give and advise to Cardinal Cushing Centers, of Hanover, Massachusetts, free of all trusts, the sum of $____(or a description of the specific asset), or ____% of my estate, for the benefit of Cardinal Cushing Centers and its general purposes.”

If you have any questions,, please contact Laurie Maranian, Director of Development, at (781) 829-1247 or lmaranian@cushingcenters.org.
*Have you named Cardinal Cushing Centers in your will?  Please let us know.