BEQUEST WORDING FOR DONORS

The following is intended to help you draft a bequest that meets your intentions. If you wish to support a particular program, we ask that you contact our office. Our legal name should appear as:

Legal name: Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees, Federal Tax ID number: 43-0666759

We suggest the following wording:

General Bequest of a stated sum of money:

  "I give to Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Federal Tax Identification Number 43-0666759 ___________________Dollars ($___________)."

Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate:

  "I give to Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Federal Tax Identification Number 43-0666759, [insert here a description of the particular property]."

Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid:

  "I give to Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Federal Tax Identification Number 43-0666759, [all] [a portion] of the rest of my estate."

Contingent Bequest if you are not survived by certain individuals:

  "If [name/s of primary beneficiary/ies] do/es not survive me, or shall die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Federal Tax Identification Number 43-0666759, [insert here the exact dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residual estate]."