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Friends of the Columbia Gorge's Bequest Language

It is best to speak to an attorney before making a bequest. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Friends of the Columbia Gorge in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney (if you would like a referral to an attorney please contact us).

1. Outright Bequest

If you are considering making a bequest to Friends of the Columbia Gorge, we recommend the following language:

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount


I hereby, give, devise and bequeath $DOLLARS to Friends of the Columbia Gorge, a non-profit organization located at 333 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR, 97204 Federal Tax ID #93-0782467, for Friends of the Columbia Gorge's general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Personal Property


I hereby, give, devise and bequeath DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Friends of the Columbia Gorge, a non-profit organization located at 333 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR, 97204 Federal Tax ID #93-0782467, for Friends of the Columbia Gorge's general use and purpose.

Bequest of Percentage of an Estate


I hereby, give, devise and bequeath PERCENTAGE OF YOUR ESTATE to Friends of the Columbia Gorge, a non-profit organization located at 333 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR, 97204 Federal Tax ID #93-0782467, for Friends of the Columbia Gorge's general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Real Estate


I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Friends of the Columbia Gorge, a non-profit organization located at 333 SW 5th Ave Ste 300, Portland, OR, 97204 Federal Tax ID #93-0782467, for Friends of the Columbia Gorge's general use and purpose.

2. Restricted Bequest

If you are considering a bequest but would like to ensure that your bequest will be used only for a specific purpose, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give that will ensure your charitable objectives can be met. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your objectives.

If you are making a restricted bequest, we recommend that your attorney include the following provision to give Friends of the Columbia Gorge flexibility should it no longer be possible for our Friends of the Columbia Gorge to use your gift as you originally intended:

If, in the judgment of the Board of Directors of Friends of the Columbia Gorge, it shall become impossible for Friends of the Columbia Gorge to use this bequest to accomplish the specific purposes of this bequest, Friends of the Columbia Gorge may use the income and principal of this gift for such purpose or purposes as the Board determines is most closely related to the restricted purpose of my bequest.

Contact Us


Please contact us if you have any questions about how to make a bequest to Friends of the Columbia Gorge or to request any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney.

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