Bequests to the Francisans

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Leave a legacy to the Franciscans

How do I include the Franciscans in my will or living trust?

The most common way people remember the Franciscans in a will or living trust is through a charitable bequest. You do not have to rewrite your current documents; instead simply add an amendment, called a codicil, to your will or living trust. Here is some suggested language you can have your attorney review.

“I give devise and bequeath to Franciscan Friars of CA, Inc (tax I.D. 94-6064031), located in Oakland, California, the sum of _______________dollars ($__________) (or state a percentage of your estate, or describe real or personal property, including location.) for the benefit of its general purposes (or specify a particular area you wish to support).”

Your bequest is entirely under your control during life and becomes irrevocable only at death. If you have any questions about bequests, call us at 510-536-3722 x109 or email your question to: