Bequests may include cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, collectables or retirement-plan assets. Other assets may also be willed to the Bulletin. You can give a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. You can even name the Bulletin as a residual beneficiary. This means that the Bulletin will receive the remainder of your estate after all other bequests and taxes have been satisfied.
Sample bequest language
If you would like to remember the Bulletin through a bequest, it is very important that this estate gift be correctly worded. Please review our suggested sample bequest language, which provides the language to record your wishes in your will:
I, [name], of [city, state, zip code], give, devise, and bequeath to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists [written amount, or percentage of the estate, or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.
Consult with your legal and tax advisors regarding your specific situation
Please contact the Development Office at the Bulletin to discuss how the above options and other planned giving options might work for you. If you have already named the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in your estate plans, please let us know. Contact Colleen McElligott, Development Director, at [email protected] or (773) 834.2308.