MAZON's Bequest Language

MAZON's Bequest Language

The most popular type of estate gift is a bequest. Most bequests to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger are in the form of a trust or will and bequeath cash or securities to help us continue our fight to end hunger.
 

Outright Bequest
An outright bequest specifies that MAZON receive a percentage of your estate or a specific dollar amount. This is the most immediate and direct type of bequest. It can be a percentage (50% for example) or a specific dollar amount ($100,000, for example). Suggested wording is:

"I give, devise and bequeath to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, at 10850 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90024, the sum of $_______________ or ______ % of my estate in support of MAZON's mission."
 

Residual Bequest
A residual bequest provides that MAZON receives all or a stated portion of your estate after all other bequests, debts, taxes and expenses have been distributed. Suggested wording is:

"I give, devise and bequeath to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, at 10850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90024, all or ___ % of the residue of my estate in support of MAZON's mission."
 

Contingent Bequest
A contingent bequest is an outright or residual bequest that becomes effective only when the primary heir or heirs do not survive you. Suggested wording is:

"In the event that ________ predeceases me, I give, devise, and bequeath his/her bequest or share to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, at 10850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90024, in support of MAZON's mission."

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is an IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) and our federal identification number is 22-2624532.

If you have any questions about leaving a bequest to MAZON, please contact: Amy Smith at asmith@mazon.org or by phone at (424) 208-7226.

If you have already included a bequest for MAZON in your estate plan, please let us know.  We would like to recognize you as member of the MAZON Legacy Society.