Giving Through Your Estate: Bequests

A Gift Through Your Will or Living Trust

You can make a bequest to the Hospital by including us in your will or living trust. If you would like to include a bequest in your charitable gift plan you might consider the following options:

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  • General bequest – This is usually a specific dollar amount left to the Hospital.
  • Specific property - The Hospital receives specific assets, such as named securities, a piece of real estate (such as a residence) or tangible personal property (e.g., artwork, antiques, coins).
  • Residuary bequest - The Hospital receives all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after the payment of general and specific bequests and estate-related expenses.
  • Contingent bequest - The hospital is given a bequest only in the event of the death of other beneficiaries.
  • Beneficiary designations - You may also name the Hospital as the beneficiary of a bank account or a securities account.
  • Retirement plan - The Hospital is designated as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), Keogh, tax-sheltered annuity or other qualified pension or profit-sharing plan. Read more

Bequest Language

The following example of bequest language may be tailored to suit your interests:

"I give, devise and bequeath to New York-Presbyterian Fund, Inc., a Corporation created under the New York State Not-for-Profit Corporation Law and located in New York City, New York, (____% of my residuary estate or $____)  to be used for the general purposes of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital as its Board of Trustees shall determine."

Please note that New York-Presbyterian Fund, Inc. is the entity to which we ask that all donations to the Hospital be made. The Tax ID# for New York-Presbyterian Fund, Inc. is 13-3160356.

Note: As you consider any charitable gift plan, please consult with your tax or financial advisor to determine the tax/financial implications for you and your family.


Planned Giving

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