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Thinking about our impact with legacy gifts

By May 27, 2021Blog

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”Mary Oliver

With her inspiring words, poet Mary Oliver urges us to think about our impact in the world and our legacy.  If increasing access to mental health services is important to you, we encourage you to consider including Spurwink in your estate plan.  With its person-centered treatment models; its broad array of programs that touch people throughout the lifespan; and its statewide reach in Maine, Spurwink is an ideal recipient of your legacy gift.

A bequest is simpler than you think.  Please see the notes below for straightforward ways to have an impact on behavioral health and make Maine a healthier place to live and work.

BEQUEST INFORMATION

 

SAMPLE BEQUEST LANGUAGE

This language is for illustration purposes only. Always consult a professional advisor or attorney when making or revising your will.

RESIDUARY BEQUEST

Residue is the term used to describe the portion of an estate that remains after all debts, expenses, and specific bequests to others have been fulfilled.

“I give to Spurwink Services of Portland, Maine, Federal Tax ID #: 01-0319802, [all, or_______ percent of] the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its general purposes.”

SPECIFIC BEQUEST

“I give to Spurwink Services of Portland, Maine, Federal Tax ID #: 01-0319802, the sum of _______ for its general purposes.”

DONATION OF REAL ESTATE BY WILL

“I leave the real estate described as follows: (property description) to Spurwink Services of Portland, Maine, Federal Tax ID #: 01-0319802, for its general purposes.”

BENEFICIARY GIFTS FOR RETIREMENT PLANS & BANK ACCOUNTS

Naming Spurwink as a beneficiary is a simple and powerful way to support the life-changing work of our organization without updating your will.

  • Contact your plan administrator or financial institution for a change of beneficiary form.
  • On the beneficiary form, decide what percentage (up to 100%) you would like us to receive. Please list us as:

Legal Name: Spurwink Services

Address: 901 Washington Ave., Suite 100, Portland, ME  04103

Federal Tax ID #: 01-0319802

For more information about leaving a bequest to Spurwink, please contact: Kristen Farnham, Vice President of Development, kfarnham@spurwink.org or 207-871-1211.