Sample Language for Your Will

GENERAL PURPOSE BEQUEST (DOLLAR AMOUNT)

I give, devise and bequeath $__________ to the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (PO Box 3088, Santa Rosa, CA 95002-3088, EIN 68-0467440) or its successor organization, to be used for for its general purposes.

GENERAL PURPOSE BEQUEST (PERCENTAGE)

I give, devise and bequeath to the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (PO Box 3088, Santa Rosa, CA 95002-3088, EIN 68-0467440) or its successor organization, ____% of all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, to be used for for its general purposes.

GENERAL PURPOSE BEQUEST (RESIDUARY)

All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (PO Box 3088, Santa Rosa, CA 95002-3088, EIN 68-0467440) or its successor organization for its general purposes.

SPECIFIC PURPOSE BEQUEST

I give, devise and bequeath $__________ to the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (PO Box 3088, Santa Rosa, CA 95002-3088, EIN 68-0467440) or its successor organization, to be used specifically for the following purpose:_ _______________. If at any time in the judgment of the trustees of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, they shall determine an alternative purpose closest to the designated purpose.

[for example: To be used for bicycle safety education programs for children, such as Safe Routes to School]