INCLUDING GEORGETOWN VISITATION PREPARATORY SCHOOL
IN YOUR ESTATE PLAN
Bequests and other testamentary gifts by generous alumnae, parents and friends have been sources of financial support for Georgetown Visitation for many years. The continuation and expansion of this tradition of remembrance will contribute to Georgetown Visitation’s future financial strength and continued academic excellence.
The 1799 Society recognizes all those who have included Georgetown Visitation in their long-term plans through a bequest provision in their will or trust, a life-income gift, or other deferred gift. A gift to Visitation through your estate plan automatically entitles you to a membership in the 1799 Society, the President’s Council and invitations to annual major donor events.
You can make a specific gift to Georgetown Visitation of cash, securities, real estate or other property through your will, codicil or trust instrument. You can also designate Georgetown Visitation as the beneficiary of all or part of the remainder of your estate or trust after the payment of estate-related expenses, other bequests, or following the death of a spouse or other primary beneficiaries. Another way to include Georgetown Visitation in your estate plan is to name Visitation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy.
SAMPLE TESTAMENTARY LANGUAGE
“I give (______dollars) or (a specific asset, such as securities, real estate, or other property) or (all) or (______) percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC (for its general purposes) or (for the following purpose:______).”
While unrestricted gifts allow Georgetown Visitation to allocate funds to areas of greatest need, you may designate your bequest for particular purpose or use by a specific program or activity at Visitation. In order to ensure that the evolving educational needs of future generations of students are met, it is advisable to include the following language with restricted gifts:
“In the event that at some future time due to changed circumstances, in the judgment of Georgetown Visitation, it becomes impractical to apply my bequest to the designated purpose(s), Georgetown Visitation shall make such modifications as will appropriately recognize my interests in coordination with school priorities.” For additional information, or questions, please contact Nathalie Sullivan, Director of Advancement, Georgetown Visitation: 202-787-5676 or .
Please see attached form.
DOCUMENTING YOUR BEQUEST INTENTION
In order to support the educational mission and Salesian tradition of Georgetown Visitation, I have included a non-contingent bequest to Visitation as part of my estate plan. A copy of the relevant provision of my will, trust or beneficiary designation form is attached. If I make any change to this provision, I will notify Visitation of such change.
Name (s) Class Year/Affiliation
Street, City, State ZIP
Home Telephone Business Telephone
Please describe the nature of your gift: Will, Revocable “Living” Trust, IRA or Other Retirement Trust, Life Insurance Policy, or Other
Current Value of Bequest Date of Birth (for gift recognition)
Visitation recognizes that estate planning is a highly personal matter. Only those donors who give permission will have their names recognized, such as in the Annual Report, Publications, and Website.
I/We would like others to be encouraged by my/our example, I/we hereby give permission for my/our name(s) to be recognized as follows:
First and Last Name or Fund Name
I/We would like to remain anonymous and prefer that my/our name(s) not be published
Because many variables can change the specifics of planned gifts, donors should review their circumstances and objectives with their attorney and/or financial advisor.
Mail to: Nathalie Sullivan, Director of Advancement, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School,
1524 Thirty-fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20007.
GVPS TAX ID #: 47-1142687
Questions? Contact Nathalie Sullivan at 202.787.5676 (direct), or n