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Giving Through Wills and Bequests

A bequest is one of the most meaningful legacies you can provide for your family, friends, and Chosen People Ministries. Your bequest helps ensure that your wishes for the future of Jewish evangelism will be honored. We have been able to sustain many of today’s outreach programs due to the generosity and vision of our former supporters.

If you are planning to write your will, or if you already have one, you may want to consider these common ways to make a bequest:

Specific Dollar Amount
“I give, devise and bequeath to Chosen People Ministries, 241 E. 51st Street, New York, NY 10022, $____________ .”

Percentage of Your Estate
“I give, devise and bequeath to Chosen People Ministries , 241 E. 51st Street, New York, NY 10022, ___________% of my estate.”

Residue of Your Estate
A residuary bequest to Chosen People Ministries directs that all the residue, or a percentage of the residue, of your estate be paid to the ministry after all debts, taxes, expenses, and all other bequests have been paid.

“All the residue of my estate, including, without limitation, real and personal property, I give, devise and bequeath to Chosen People Ministries, 241 E. 51st Street, New York, NY 10022.”

Specific Asset from your Estate
“I give, devise and bequeath _______ (insert a description of the asset here, such as stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, real estate, works of art or antiques) to Chosen People Ministries, 241 E. 51st Street, New York, NY 10022.”

Contingent Bequests
You can name Chosen People Ministries to receive all or some of your estate if your primary heirs predecease you. You might do this to protect your estate from expensive litigation or from ultimate distribution to the state or unintended beneficiaries.

“If _____________ (insert the name of your heir) predecease me or disclaims any interest in ____________ (describe the asset or portion of your estate here), I give such property to Chosen People Ministries, 241 E. 51st Street, New York, NY 10022.”

A bequest can also provide life income for someone you wish to remember.


How can I get more information?

For advice on how you can make the greatest impact with your gift, just contact our Planned Giving department. You can e-mail us, call us at 212-223-2252, or write to us at Chosen People Ministries, 241 E. 51st Street, New York, NY 10022.

Giving Through Life Income Plans