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"Devotional service unto Lord Krsna is attained by charity, strict vows, austerities and fire sacrifices, by japa, study of Vedic texts, observance of regulative principles and, indeed, by the performance of many other auspicious practices." Srimad Bhagavatam 10.47.24
We believe that philanthropy can and should serve many purposes: yours, those of the intended recipient of your generosity, and ultimately, society as a whole. A custom tailored gift to the Bhaktivedanta College meets these criteria with a surprising variety of gift options to choose from.
This section encompasses ways in which you can support our ongoing and future efforts, while at the same time, reap benefits for yourself and your family. We hope you will consider one of the gift alternatives on the following pages.
In doing so, you will be recognized as a member of the College's Society for Encouraging Endowment (SEE) and join other farsighted philanthropists who through planned giving, have ensured that Bhaktivedanta College will always have the funding necessary to maintain its momentum toward lasting Vedic education.
If you have any questions on this or any other subject please contact the BVC.
Bequest to Bhaktivedanta College
When you execute a will that includes a bequest to Bhaktivedanta College, you are encouraged to send a copy of the section relating to the gift to the main office. This action allows us to acknowledge your generosity and to award you membership in our Society of Encouraging Endowment. Your foresight also qualifies you for membership in the Bhaktivedanta College's Heritage Society.
An Outright bequest is the most popular way of making a planned gift to Bhaktivedanta College. Such a bequest may be expressed in terms of either a specific sum or a percentage of the residuary estate.
Outright bequests of any type may be made for the general unrestricted use of the College, or may be earmarked for a particular purpose. For example, a bequest may be designated for the establishment of a named fund to memorialize a donor and/or another person.
The following are recommended clauses that may be used to make a gift to Bhaktivedanta College by will. The clauses are only examples. We encourage you to contact your own attorney for legal advice.
I give and bequeath ___________Dollars ($__________) to Bhaktivedanta College, a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina and located in Sylva, Jackson County for its general purposes.
I give, devise, and bequeath all my right, title, and interest in and to (describe the specific property), to Bhaktivedanta College, a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina and located in Sylva, Jackson County, for its general purposes.
I give my residuary estate, which is all the rest, residue and remainder of my property, real and personal, of every kind and description and wherever located (including all legacies and devises that may for any reason fail to take effect), belonging to me at the time of my death or subject to my disposal by will to the Bhaktivedanta College, a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina and located in Sylva, Jackson County, for its general purposes.
I give, devise, and bequeath (describe the specific property or amount) to Bhaktivedanta College, a non profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina and located in Sylva, Jackson County, to establish an endowment fund (to be known as the ____________ Endowment Fund); the principal amount to be invested and the annual income therefrom to be used for the benefit of Bhaktivedanta College.
Addition to Endowment Fund
I give, devise and bequeath to Bhaktivedanta College, a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina and located in Sylva, Jackson County, the sum of $_____________ Dollars (or otherwise describe the gift) and direct that this bequest be added to the endowment fund of Bhaktivedanta College. (Where the bequest takes this form, only the income may be used.)
Having herein before made my last Will and Testament dated ___________, and being of sound mind, I hereby make, publish and declare the following Codicil thereto: (Here insert clause in same form as if it had been included in body of Will). Except as herein before changed, I hereby ratify, confirm and republish my said last Will and Testament.