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Sample Bequest Language

To include Children's Hospital Foundation in your will, please use the following language. If you have already named us in your will, please let us know so we may thank you and welcome you to The Guardian Society.

To give a fixed amount of money or a designated property:

“I hereby give, devise and bequeath [identify here a specific sum of money or a specific asset] to Children’s Hospital Foundation, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010, to be used for the benefit of Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010, in such a manner as the Board of Directors thereof may direct.”

To give the residuary or a portion of your estate:

“I hereby give, devise and bequeath all [or a portion – for example, fifty percent (50%)] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to Children’s Hospital Foundation, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010, to be used for the benefit of Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington 20010, in such a manner as the Board of Directors thereof may direct."

To restrict your estate gift:

If you wish to support special programs or needs of the Hospital, your will or trust should clearly state the intended purpose so that the restriction is not so limited as to prevent the Hospital from applying the money in the most efficient way. If you wish to designate your gift, simply add,

“...specifically for [describe the primary purpose, such as general purposes of the Hospital, equipment, research, or program - cancer, cardiology, birth defects, etc].” If it is determined by the Board of Directors of the Hospital that all or part of the gift is no longer needed, or for any reason cannot be used for the stated purpose, then such portion of the gift may be used for other related purposes, which the Board of Directors deems to be in the best interests of the Hospital, giving consideration to the original purposes described above.”


Legal Name: Children's Hospital Foundation

Tax I.D. Number: 52-1640402


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