Sample Bequest Language
Please note: If you decide to support the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. through a bequest in your Will or Living Trust, we strongly recommend that you consult an attorney to prepare these documents so as to ensure compliance with your state requirements.
- Unrestricted Bequest
An unrestricted gift by Will or Living Trust is especially helpful in supporting the work of A.R.E. Possible language would be:
I give, devise, and bequeath to the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc.,* a Virginia not-for-profit corporation, located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451, Taxpayer ID No. 54-0573802, the sum of __________Dollars [or personal property] [or percentage of my estate] [or rest, residue and remainder of my estate] to be used for the benefit of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc* as its Board of Trustees may determine.
- Restricted Bequest
A restricted bequest is a gift that must be used for a specific purpose(s). Such a bequest might read as the sample above except that the following wording would be added at the end:
. . . for Study Group work [or medical research of the Cayce readings] [or the library] [or another particular A.R.E. program you wish to support].
- Real Estate
For a gift of specific property, possible language would be:
I give, devise, and bequeath my residence at 101 Main Street, Hometown, Ohio, to the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc.,* a Virginia not-for-profit corporation, located at 67th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451, Taxpayer ID No. 54-0573802, to be used, including the proceeds therefrom, if sold, for its general purposes as its Board of Trustees may determine.
*You may substitute Edgar Cayce Foundation or Atlantic University, each a Virginia not-for-profit corporation, if desired.
For more information or to discuss your charitable goals, please contact us.
A.R.E. Office of Philanthropy
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2061
Toll Free (USA and Canada only): 1-800-333-4499