Example of bequest language – Please feel free to change the number or percentages as you desire.

1. Bequest of cash

“I bequeath the sum of $10,000 to the Greater Lansing Food Bank, Lansing, Michigan.”

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 the Greater Lansing Food Bank, Lansing, Michigan.”
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 residual estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to the Greater Lansing Food Bank, Lansing, Michigan.”