Sunstone supporters over the years have made bequests to the Foundation in their wills. These gifts, whether large or small, have a direct impact on our ability to put Sunstone on a firm financial footing and invest in its future.
Each year, bequests make it possible for the Foundation to undertake special projects and new initiatives that its regular income and annual gifts cannot cover. From expanding our outreach to younger readers to commissioning new articles, from launching initiatives such as the Mapping Mormon Issues Project to increasing our regional symposia offerings, bequests are an influential way you can help us.
All bequests to The Sunstone Education Foundation, as a charitable, not-for-profit organization, are fully deductible for estate tax purposes.
To Make An Unrestricted Bequest
A simple paragraph, added to an existing will, is often all that’s required. For example, the following sentence is usually sufficient for Sunstone to benefit from your bequest: “I give [dollar amount or percentage of estate or description of security] to The Sunstone Education Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT, to be used for its exempt purposes.”
Residual or Conditional Bequests
If you wish, the residue of your estate can be directed to Sunstone after bequests of specific amounts to family members and friends. In this case, the following language may be sufficient: “I give [percent] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to The Sunstone Education Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT, for its exempt purposes.”
In addition, you may make your bequest conditional, in case an heir named in your will does not survive you: “In the event that [name of primary beneficiary] should not survive me, I give, devise and bequeath [the desired sum, property or percentage of your estate] to The Sunstone Education Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT, for its exempt purposes.”
While an unrestricted bequest gives Sunstone the greatest flexibility, you may have a specific purpose for your bequest in mind, such as the endowment of an editorial position, college and university outreach, or a purchase you would like to enable the magazine to make. We invite you to consult with us about specific projects and opportunities where such help would be extraordinarily welcome.
For More Information Contact:
Sunstone Education Foundation
343 North Third West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
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