An easy way to include CCA in your estate plan is to name the CCA as beneficiary of your
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Donor Advised Fund
Retirement Plan IRA or other retirement assets
Life insurance policy
Bank or brokerage account
Charitable Lead Trust
Charitable Remainder Trust

You may provide a legacy for the CCA in your Will or a Codicil to your Will or your Trust by stating the CCA is to receive:
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A specific dollar amount
Specified assets, such as securities
all or a percentage of your residuary estate (the balance of what is left after all other gifts and obligations).
Any bequest to the CCA is fully deductible for estate tax purposes.
How to Make a Bequest: Useful language

Cash Bequest
“I give, devise and bequeath (the sum of ____ dollars) to the Carmelite Communities Associated, Inc., to be used for its general purposes.

Residuary Bequest
“I give (all or __ percent) of the rest, remainder and residue of my estate (including lapsed legacies and devises) to the Carmelite Communities Associated, Inc., to be used for its generalpurposes.”

Contingent Bequest
I give (name of person) (description of property) (or) (the sum of dollars) (or) (all or ___ percent of the rest, residue or remainder of my estate) to the Carmelite Communities Associated, Inc. to be used for its general purposes.

We would be pleased to acknowledge your generosity. We would appreciate your completing and returning the following form. If you choose to be anonymous we will respect that, but would like you to send in the form for our future planning.
This information is not intended to represent legal or tax advice or to substitute for such advice. We urge you to consult your professional advisors when considering your charitable gift planning options.
Planned Giving Form

(Optional) I have provided for the FWA in my:
– Will/Living trust
– Retirement fund
– Life insurance policy
– Charitable trust
– I have included CCA in my estate plans.

Send correspondence in care of the CCA Treasurer, Sister Margorie Robinson, OCD
Carmelite Monastery, 89 Hiddenbrook Drive, Beacon, NY, 12508.