Skip to main content
Help us shape the future

Help us shape the future

Will Language for Donors

Will Language for Donors

A bequest is something given through a will. The following is intended to help you and your attorney in drafting a will that satisfies your individual interests.  As you consult your attorney on the selection of appropriate wording to reflect your own goals and intentions regarding Moravian Theological Seminary, be sure the organization’s correct legal name appears in all final documents as:

“Moravian Theological Seminary, 1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number: 24-0795460.”

General Bequest of a stated sum of money may be worded:

“I give to Moravian Theological Seminary, 1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 24-0795460 [insert here the exact dollar amount].”

Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate may be worded:

“I give to Moravian Theological Seminary, 1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 24-0795460, [insert here a description of the particular property].”

A Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid, may be worded:

“I give to Moravian Theological Seminary, 1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 24-0795460, all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.”

Contingent Bequest if you are not survived by beneficiaries of your will:

“If [name/s of primary beneficiary/ies] do/es not survive me, or shall die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to Moravian Theological Seminary, 1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 24-0795460,  [insert here the exact dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residual estate].”