Bequests

Making a bequest is simple and straightforward. Let your advisor know your wishes and they will put the appropriate language in your will. If you already have a will, there is no need to rewrite it to include SELC; your lawyer can add a bequest through a simple codicil.

Various bequest options (and suggested language that might be helpful to you and your advisor) allow you to:

1) Take care of your loved ones first, then leave all--or a percentage—of the remainder of your estate to SELC.

I give and bequeath to the Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc., 201 West Main Street, Suite 14, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (Federal Tax ID Number 52-1436778) all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal.

2) State your intention by leaving a specific amount (or specific percentage of your total estate) to SELC.

I give and bequeath to the Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc., (address and Fed ID number) the sum of $______.
Or
I give and bequeath to the Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc., (address and Fed ID number) ___ percent of my estate.

Make your gift to SELC contingent on other conditions being met, such as having a loved one predecease you.

If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and bequeath to the Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc., (address and Fed ID number) the sum of $______.

Or you may say “all of my estate” or “__ percent of the remainder of my estate.”