Including New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education in Your Estate Plan

The most common way to leave money to the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education is by a charitable bequest from a will or trust. Here are the most common ways of doing that, along with suggested language:

 

Specific Bequest

A specific bequest names a particular dollar amount to be left to the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education.

“I give and bequeath to the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, a New Hampshire nonprofit corporation, Tax ID number 81-3116744, with offices at 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301, the sum of $ ___________ to be used for the general purposes of the organization (or to be used for a specific purpose).”

 

Percentage Bequest

A percentage bequest names a percentage of your estate to be left to the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education.

"I give and bequeath to the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, a New Hampshire nonprofit corporation, Tax ID number 81-3116744, with offices at 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301, ______% of my estate, to be used for the general purposes of the organization (or to be used for a specific purpose)."

  

Residuary Bequest

A residuary bequest first leaves specific amounts to family members, friends, or other charities, and then designates that all or part of what remains should go to the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education.

"I give and bequeath to the New Hampshire Children's Institute for Civics Education, a New Hampshire nonprofit corporation, Tax ID number 81-3116744, with offices at 2 White StreetConcord, NH 03301, all (or stated percentage of) the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for the general purpose of the organization (or to be used for a specific purpose)."

  

Contingent Bequest

A contingent bequest names the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education to receive part or all of your estate in the event your designated beneficiary or beneficiaries predecease you.

"If any beneficiary named in this will is not living at my decease, then I give and bequeath to the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, a New Hampshire nonprofit corporation, Tax ID number 81-3116744, with offices at 2 White StreetConcord, NH 03301, any bequest which other beneficiary would have received if he or she had survived me."

 

Other Ways of Remembering the NH Institute for Civics Education

  • You can name the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education as the beneficiary of your insurance policy.
  • You can name the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan.
  • If you are age 70 ½ or older, and you do not need the "required minimum distribution" from your IRA account, you can make a direct gift from that account to the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, and you will not need to declare that distribution as taxable income.
 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Martha Madsen, Executive Director at martha.madsen@nhcivics.org.

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