With a bequest, you can provide for the future of your favorite charity
without using any of your assets today. We suggest the following
language for an unrestricted bequest to Paoli Memorial Hospital:
“I give $_______ [or, _____% of my residuary
estate] to Paoli Hospital Foundation, to be used for its general
purposes in such manner as its board of trustees may determine."
You may also choose to support a specific program or service. In this
case, please contact Christine DeBonis, Director of Development at
484-565-1385 to determine how your wishes may best be carried
A bequest also provides:
A bequest lets you balance philanthropic goals with concerns
that you may have about living expenses, future medical costs,
and loved ones. Since you are not actually making a gift today,
your asset is still available should you suddenly need it.
Still, you become a part of our giving community by promising a
Wills can be changed at any time. As a matter of fact, as your
relationships and circumstances evolve, your will should
naturally do the same. With a bequest, you are free to alter
your plans, eliminating the worry about making an irrevocable
commitment that you might later regret.
To make a charitable bequest, you need a current will or
codicil. You may specify that the bequest be used for a certain
purpose, or that it be an unrestricted gift, in which case it
will be used where it is needed most. Your gift can be made
either as a specific bequest (a certain amount of cash,
securities or property) or as a percentage of your estate.
Because most of us do not know what the exact size of our estate
will be in the future, using a percentage amount is an effective
way to divide an estate, benefiting charities and individuals in
relative proportion. You can also make your bequest contingent
upon certain events, such as “I give $25,000 to my nephew, if he
is living; otherwise to Paoli Memorial Hospital.”
Satisfaction Most importantly, with a charitable bequest, you can
experience the joy of knowing that your gift will carry out your
philanthropic goals well into the future.
Paoli Hospital Ways to Give
255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.