A Lifetime Gift | Gifts Through Your Will

Did you know that you can direct a gift  that costs nothing during your lifetime that will both support your charitable interests and will also benefit programs and services for individuals with communication difficulties?

One of the easiest ways to make a lifetime gift is by a bequest through your will. The only requirement is a written statement from you or your attorney to include The Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA) in your will when it is drafted or revised. You can designate a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a portion of the residual of your estate, whichever is best for your circumstances. You can also bequeath specific assets to HASA (stock, real estate, tangible property). If you do choose to include HASA in your estate plans, please inform your attorney that our full, legal name is The Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc.

Next Steps

  • It is important to leave clear instructions. You can use the suggested language below as a guide when naming HASA as the recipient of gifts through your will or trust.
  • For retirement assets, simply name The Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc. as beneficiary.
  • We welcome the opportunity to thank you for your generosity; please share your plans with us by contacting Susan H. Glasgow, Executive Director, via email or by calling 410-318-6780.
  • For more information for you or to aid your attorney in developing a bequest that suits your charitable goals, contact Tammy Black, Director of Development & Communications, via email or by calling 410-318-6780.

Sample Bequest Language

Your attorney can help you draft language specific to your circumstances, but examples of options to include The Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc. (HASA) in your estate plans are listed below.  Already have a will? You can modify your will and direct a gift to The Hearing and Speech Agency with a simple codicil. Please consult your attorney.

Percentage Bequest

I give, devise and bequeath to The Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc. (HASA), a nonprofit corporation of the State of Maryland, located at 5900 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, ...............% of my estate.

Specific Bequest

I give, devise and bequeath to The Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc.(HASA), a nonprofit corporation of the State of Maryland, located at 5900 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215 (choose one):

  • The sum of $..........
  • ................shares of stock in ..............Company
  • My real property commonly known as ......................

Contingent

In the event of the death of any of the beneficiaries, I devise to The Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc. (HASA), a nonprofit corporation of the State of Maryland, located at 5900 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, ..........% of my estate.

Residuary Bequest

I give, devise and bequeath to The Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc. (HASA), a nonprofit corporation of the State of Maryland, located at 5900 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, all the residue of my estate, including real personal property.

Endowment Bequest

I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $____ or ____% of my estate to The Hearing and Speech Agency Endowment at BCF (name of the "Fund" established at the Baltimore Community Foundation, Inc). All gifts to endowment funds are considered gifts to principal unless at the time the gift is made, the donor specifies in writing that all or some portion of the gift should be available for distribution.

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