Legacy Giving

“Leaving a legacy is like planting trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

Imagine transforming lives and bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor for years after you pass away. That’s what can happen when you chose to leave a lasting legacy.

Wording Examples for Bequests

General Bequest
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Mercy Ships Canada Society, the sum of $________(or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of Mercy Ships Canada Society and its general purposes.”

Specific Bequest
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Mercy Ships Canada Society, the sum of $_______ (or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of Mercy Ships Canada Society to be used for the following purpose: (state the purpose). If at any time in the judgment of the trustees of Mercy Ships Canada Society 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 Mercy Ships Canada Society, 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 Mercy Ships Canada Society, for its general purposes.”

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