A gift by bequest can be made through a special clause in your will. You can specify a percentage or the residue of your estate, a sum of money, or a specific property, such as real estate or securities.
The Baycrest Foundation suggests the following language for use in your will, but you should choose language in consultation with your lawyer or professional advisor:

“I bequeath to The Baycrest Centre Foundation (also known as the Baycrest Foundation), located at 3560 Bathurst Street in Toronto, Ontario M6A 2E1 (Charitable Registration Number 11921 5242 RR0001) ________________ (insert one of the options as indicated below).”

  • For a percentage share: “a ____________% share of my estate, for its own use absolutely.”
  • For a specific bequest: “the sum of $____________, for its own use absolutely.”
  • For a residual bequest: “the residue of my estate, for its own use absolutely.”
  • For a specific area (patient care, research or education): “It is my preference that this gift supports ___________________________.”

Note: When designating to a specific area it is recommended that you discuss the wording of your gift with the Planned Giving Director @ 416-785-2500 ext. 3895.