Bequests are an effective way of keeping the very heart of this respected institution beating and helping to guarantee the long-term future of ECMoT.
By donating your technological artifacts to the museum, you can help ensure that they are preserved for future generations. Your items will be cared for by an awesome team of dedicated who will work to maintain them in the best possible condition.
There are two bequest options available. A Residuary bequest is what is leftover in your estate after all the expenses have been settled. A Pecuniary bequest is a specified sum of money in your Will. We recommend that assistance is sought from a Lawyer, Trustee or family solicitor to ensure your wishes are clearly and correctly recorded.
GIVING BY BEQUEST – THE FAMILY COMES FIRST
When drawing up your Will, we encourage you to provide for your family and friends first.
There are a numbers of ways to remember ECMoT in your Will:
a specific dollar amount
a specific % of your estate
a specific gift, asset, or property
the residue of your estate
HOW MUCH SHOULD I LEAVE?
We would encourage you to give as much as you feel you can. It’s easy to add a paragraph to your existing Will. A suggestion for the wording can be found below. If you don’t have a Will, see your lawyer or solicitor. It will make the distribution of your estate much easier and give you peace of mind.
WORDING IN THE WILL
This is the wording required to remember ECMoT in your Will…
“I hereby bequeath to the East Coast Museum of Technology, free of all taxes, duties and expenses, – the sum of $………. [or “the residue of my estate”] [or a description of assets or property] [or ……% of my estate] for the general purposes of the Museum.
The Museum’s receipt signed by one of the Trustees shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee(s) who shall not be bound to see to the application thereof.”
LET US KNOW
After signing your new Will, please be sure to inform us, so we can thank you personally for the wonderful legacy you leave and also stay in touch.
If you would like to discuss leaving a bequest to ECMoT, or would like further information, please contact our Secretary at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.