Your Legacy Gift Helps Preserve The Bronx County Historical Society

Through a bequest to The Bronx County Historical Society, a donor may leave a specific dollar amount, specific real or personal property, or a certain percentage of the reside of a donor’s estate (or revocable trust) after provisions for family members or other beneficiaries are made.  Bequests to The Society are exempt from federal estate tax.  The Society’s tax identification number is 13-615-3378.

Suggested Language to Include in Your Bequest

Percentage
“I give, devise and bequeath to The Bronx County Historical Society, a non-profit corporation of the State of New York, located at 3309 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467, (tax identification number 13-615-3378), ___% of my estate.”

Specific
“I give, devise and bequeath to The Bronx County Historical Society, a non-profit corporation of the State of New York, located at 3309 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467, (tax identification number 13-615-3378),

Choose from:
1. The sum of $_____.”
2. ______ shares of stock in _______________ Company”, or
3. my real property commonly known as ______________.

Residual
“I give, devise and bequeath to The Bronx County Historical Society, a non-profit corporation of the State of New York, located at 3309 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467, (tax identification number 13-615-3378), all of the residue of my estate, including real personal property.”

Contingent
“In the event of the death of any of the beneficiaries, I give, devise and bequeath to The Bronx County Historical Society, a non-profit corporation of the State of New York, located at 3309 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York  10467, (tax identification number 13-615-3378), (percentage, specific, or residual language as above).”

Gift Designation
If you would like your bequest to be used for a specific program, add the following language: “I would like this gift to be used for ______________________.” [describe purpose, for example: General Operations, Poe Cottage, The Museum of Bronx History, The Bronx County Archives].