How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

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Advisors Guide for Planned Giving

Gifts from Wills and Trusts:

When making a charitable gift to a nonprofit organization, it is vital the legal name of the charity, city and other identifying details be used. To name the Watson Institute in your will or trust please use the following suggested language:

Residual Bequest Language
A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:

I give and devise to the Watson Institute, Sewickley, PA,  (EIN 25-1561504) all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

Specific Bequest Language
You can also name the Watson Institute as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate:

I give and devise to the Watson Institute, Sewickley, PA,  (EIN 25-1561504) the sum of $ ________________________ (or "____ shares of __________________ stock") to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

Contingent Bequest Language
The Watson Institute can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:

If (insert individual heir's name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise the Watson Institute, Sewickley, PA,  (EIN 25-1561504) the sum of $ (or "all" or " ___________ percentage of the residue of my estate") to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

BENEFICIARY GIFTS FROM RETIREMENT PLANS, LIFE INSURANCE, BROKERAGE ACCOUNTS OR ANY OTHER PLAN WITH A BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION:

Please contact your plan provider for a change of beneficiary form. Once you have filled out the form, please send a copy to Kara D. Mostowy, MS, CFRE at karam@thewatsoninstitute.org

Legal name: The Watson Institute
Tax ID number: 25-1561504
Address: 301 Camp Meeting Road
Sewickley,  PA  15143

NOTE TO ATTORNEYS, ACCOUNTANTS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS:

Thank you for helping your client with their charitable planning. As a professional advisor, you build your client relationships on trust and mutual respect. The same is true for our relationships with our friends and donors.

We understand that financial, philanthropic and estate goals are unique to the individual. For this reason we welcome the opportunity to assist as you incorporate your clients' philanthropic objectives into wellcrafted estate plans. Furthermore, we encourage prospective donors to consult with their professional advisors before making decisions based on information we provide.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 412-749-2885 or email karam@thewatsoninstitute.org.

Disclosure: This information is not intended as legal advice. For more specific advice, please consult your attorney or financial adviser.