Bequests

A bequest is the most traditional way to provide for the future work of Crespi Carmelite High School. With a gift through your will or living trust, you retain full use of your gift during your life. There are several common forms of charitable bequests: 

The official bequest language for Crespi Carmelite High School is: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Crespi Carmelite High School, 5031 Alonzo Ave., Encino, CA (TAX ID # 95-2148415) [percentage of the estate or written amount or description of property] for [purpose]”.

General Bequest – specifies that Crespi Carmelite High School will receive a designated sum. For example: You decide to leave $50,000 to Crespi Carmelite High School. 

Percentage Bequest- provides that a predetermined percentage of your estate will go to Crespi Carmelite High School. For example: By leaving 10% of your estate to Crespi Carmelite High School, your estate is not obligated to make the charitable bequest in the event of catastrophic estate losses. 

Residuary Bequest – directs that everything remaining in your estate after all general bequests, specific bequests and costs have been paid, will go to Crespi Carmelite High School.