As a friend of Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), you understand our important work and positive impact on those living with ALS, their families, caregivers and communities. We invite you to share this positive experience with many others by joining The Gordon T. Heald Society. As a member of this Society, you will help us advance our mission of modeling compassion to those living with ALS.
The Gordon T. Heald Society: A Gift Through Your Will
Compassionate Care ALS continues to help individuals living with ALS, their families, caregivers and communities thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Members of the Gordon T. Heald Society have chosen to include our organization in their testamentary plans so that future generations can benefit from the compassionate services provided by CCALS.
Suggested Bequest Language
You may choose how your gift or bequest will be used by CCALS. Your bequest may support the general purposes of CCALS or may be used for a particular purpose or program important to you such as our ALS Patient, Family and Caregiver Support Program or Cultivating Compassion Educational Workshops.
Any type of property including cash, securities and real estate may be given to CCALS through your will. If you have drawn up your will, a simple codicil or amendment to your existing will may be added to provide a gift to CCALS.
Below are examples of common bequest language, which are included for informational purposes only and should not be included in your will unless first reviewed by your attorney.
Unrestricted Bequest to Compassionate Care ALS
This unrestricted gift to the organization may be a specific dollar amount, a stated percentage of your estate or remainder of your estate.
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Compassionate Care ALS, a nonprofit organization with headquarters in West Falmouth, MA 02574, ______ percent of all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate (or _______ dollars, property, securities, etc. described below) wheresoever located to be used for the benefit of Compassionate Care ALS in such manner as the President (Director) thereof may direct.”
Restricted Bequest to Compassionate Care ALS
This gift is designated for a particular or specific purpose and can be provided for by a specific dollar amount or from the remainder of your estate.
“I give, devise and bequeath _______ (insert dollar amount, item of property or % of residue) to the Compassionate Care ALS or its successor organization, a nonprofit corporation with headquarters in West Falmouth, MA, 02574 to be used exclusively for (state specific purpose here such as ALS Patient, Family and Caregiver Support Program) In the event the purposes of the restriction, in the opinion of the Board of Directors of Compassionate Care ALS can no longer be served, the Board may devote any remaining assets exclusively for charitable purposes that: (a) are within the scope of the charitable purposes of charity (b) most nearly approximate the original purpose of the gift; and (c) benefits charity.”
Contingency Gift to Compassionate Care ALS
This gift takes effect only if the primary intention of your will cannot be met.
“If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, or shall die during the administration of my estate, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to the Compassionate Care ALS, or its successor organization, a non-profit corporation with headquarters in West Falmouth, MA 02574, all of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, to be used for its benefit.”
Benefits of the Gordon T. Heald Society
Please let us know if you have remembered Compassionate Care ALS in your will so that we can honor you as a member of the Gordon T. Heald Society. Members of the Society will receive a certificate from Compassionate Care ALS acknowledging their commitment to sharing the gift of compassion.
Information on Planned Giving Opportunities
If you would like more information or have any questions on planned giving opportunities, please call Ron Hoffman on (508) 444-6775 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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