Sample Bequest Language

Below are examples of the legal language to include if you wish to name the Ice Age Trail Alliance in your will or trust.

Please also note our full name, address and tax identification number:

Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2110 Main Street, Cross Plains, WI, 53528

Federal tax identification number: 39-6076028

General bequest:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to Ice Age Trail Alliance, the sum of $_______ (or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of Ice Age Trail Alliance and its general purposes.”

Specific bequest:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to Ice Age Trail Alliance, the sum of $_______ (or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of Ice Age Trail Alliance to be used for the following purpose: (state the purpose). If at any time in the judgment of the trustees of Ice Age Trail Alliance it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, they shall determine an alternative purpose closest to the designated purpose.”

Residuary bequest:

“All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to the Ice Age Trail Alliance, for its general purposes.”

Contingency bequest:

“I devise and bequeath the residue of the property, real and personal and wherever situated, owned by me at my death, to (name of beneficiary), if (she/he) survives me. If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to Ice Age Trail Alliance, for its general purposes.”