Charitable Gifts

Let Love be your Legacy


If you have considered remembering the Samaritan Center in you will, there are numerous variations for gifts. Here are some examples. Consult with your family attorney.

Cash gift –
“I give and bequeath ___________ Dollars ($_____) to the Samaritan Center of Jefferson City, Missouri. The receipt of the Executive Director shall suffice for the purposed of my estate.”

Percentage of estate –
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Samaritan Center of Jefferson City, Missouri, ______ per cent (_____%) of my estate. The receipt of the Executive Director shall suffice for the purposed of my estate.”

Specific property (real or personal) –
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Samaritan Center of Jefferson City, Missouri, (description of property), located at (description of location). The receipt of the Executive Director shall suffice for the purposed of my estate.”

A contingent bequest (Only takes effect if the first beneficiary dies before you do.)---
“I give, devise and bequeath the residue of the property, real and personal and wherever situated, owned by me at my death, to (name of beneficiary), if (she/he) survives me. If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to the Samaritan Center of Jefferson City, Missouri. The receipt of the Executive Director shall suffice for the purposed of my estate.”

Residue gift --- (A residuary gift is whatever is left over after all other gifts are granted.)
“All of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, including real and personal property, I give, devise and bequeath to the Samaritan Center of Jefferson City, Missouri. The receipt of the Executive Director shall suffice for the purposed of my estate.”

Similar gifts can be made using a living (inter vivos) trust or a testamentary trust.

The Samaritan Center is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the Samaritan Center from their income tax as provided by section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts to the Samaritan Center are deductible for federal estate and gift tax purposes under sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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