“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
Making a gift to The Hospice of East Texas in your will is a significant way to ensure our
compassionate care will be available to future generations.
Leaving a gift in your will is often called a planned gift – which means just what it says – a gift
that requires some planning. Though many gifts are made from cash, planned gifts usually come
from other assets acquired over a lifetime such as life insurance, assets in IRAs, real estate or
securities. Many times, these are the most significant gifts a person is able to make. They come
in the form of wills, estate gifts and trusts.
If you are committed to ensuring that The Hospice of East Texas thrives for years to come,
please consider leaving a planned gift. We encourage you to consult with your professional
advisors to determine what gift is right for you. The correct plan for you will balance what is
right for you, your family and for your commitment to Hospice of East Texas.
Possible Wording For A Will
The following sample wording may be used when talking to your financial advisor about giving
a gift to The Hospice of East Texas.
Fixed Dollar Amount
“I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $___ dollars), to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation,
4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701 to be used in accordance with the charitable purposes
of The Hospice of East Texas.”
Stated Percent of Estate
“I give, devise, and bequeath ____ percent (___%_ of my estate to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, Tyler, TX to be used in accordance with the charitable purposes of The Hospice of East Texas.”
Residue of Estate
“I give, devise and bequeath all of the rest, residue and remainder (or ___%) of my estate to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, Tyler, TX to be used in accordance with the charitable purposes of The Hospice of East Texas.”
General Bequest or Bequest for Specific Purposes
The most useful gift to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation is an unrestricted gift for the general support of Hospice of East Texas. This lets Hospice to use your gift wherever it is needed most.
If you wish to specify a use for your gift, we ask that you speak with us to ensure the gift you are
considering can be used as you intend and, that The Hospice of East Texas can comply with your
wishes into the future.
The information on this website is not intended as legal advice. The Hospice of East Texas
encourages you to consult with a professional advisor.
WAYS TO GIVE:
For more information please call Betsy Brush, Vice President of Philanthropy, at