A General Bequest
A general bequest provides that a specific amount of money, a percentage of your estate or a certain piece of property, be given to charity at the time of your death. For most people, a gift of a percentage of the remaining estate after taxes and debts have been satisfied is the most appropriate use of a general bequest.
The following sample language illustrates how a general bequest to charity might be phrased in your will or trust:
I give, devise, and bequeath 10% of my Estate, after taxes and debts have been satisfied, to Islamic Medical Association of North America, an IL nonprofit corporation, located in Lombard, IL.