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Bequest Language

Example bequest language - Please feel free to change the numbers or percentages as you desire.

To include The LCMS Foundation in your estate plan, we recommend the following language:
The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Foundation
1333 S. Kirkwood Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122-7295
Tax ID: 43-6034481


1. Bequest of cash

"I bequeath the sum of $10,000 to LCMS Foundation of St. Louis, MO."

2. Bequest of a percent of the estate

"I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to LCMS Foundation, St. Louis, MO."

3. Contingent Bequest

"If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to LCMS Foundation, St. Louis, MO."
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