How to Give Through Your Will or Trust

A bequest in your will or living trust is one of the simplest ways to ensure that future generations can delight in the experience of live, world-class performances. 

You may make a bequest to Strathmore by preparing a new will or adding a codicil to your present will.

Types of Bequests

  1. Specific Bequest: Designates a specific dollar amount, percentage, or item (property, art, jewelry, etc.)
  2. Residual Bequest: Leaves what is left over after all other debts, taxes, and other expense have been paid.
  3. Contingent Bequest: Leaves a stated amount or percentage only if a spouse, family member, or other beneficiary does not live longer than you. Your gift is contingent upon whether or not they survive after you.

Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

If you would like to contribute to the future of the arts, consider including this language in your estate plans:

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath ____ (a specific dollar amount, percentage of the residue of your estate, or a specific asset such as a bank account, stock, or real estate) to Strathmore Hall Foundation Inc. located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, MD 20852 for its general purposes or as the Board of Trustees may direct."

Strathmore is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Strathmore's Federal tax identification number is 52- 1233092.­


Questions? I'm here to help. 

Erin Phillips, Director of Donor Engagement
301-581-5160 |

*Important: This information is intended to provide general gift planning information. Please consult your legal, tax or financial advisors before making a gift.

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