Masonic Charities of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania's Bequest Language
Types of Bequests
You can make a bequest to one of the Masonic Charities of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in several ways.
Percentage Bequest. Another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specific percentage of your overall estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 10% of your estate to one of our Masonic Charities.
Residual Bequest. A residual bequest comes from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has given away each of the specific bequests. A common residual bequest involves leaving a percentage of the residue of the estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 30% of the residue of your estate to one of our Masonic Charities.
Contingent Bequest. A contingent bequest is made to a charity only if the purpose of the primary bequest cannot be met. For example, you could leave specific property, such as a vacation home, to a relative, but the bequest language could provide that if the relative is not alive at the time of your death, the vacation home will go to a preselected Masonic Charity.
For Bequest Language on making a bequest to a specific Masonic Charity, please go to OUR CHARITIES
Please contact us with any questions about how to make a bequest to any of our Masonic Charities or to request any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney as you consider making a bequest to us.
If you have included a bequest for one of the Masonic Charities of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in your estate plan, please contact us or visit our recognition society webpage.