Sample Codicil


The following language may help you and your attorney when drawing up a bequest that meets your needs:

I give, devise, and bequeath $ ___________ to WGBH Educational Foundation, 1 Guest St., Boston, MA, 02135, for its charitable uses and purposes.

In all other respects I ratify and confirm all of the provision of my said last Will and Testament dated on the _________ day of ______________, 201_

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I sign, publish and declare this instrument to be a Codicil to my last Will and Testament in the presence of the persons witnessing said Codicil at my request this _____ day of ___________, 201__.

_________________________ residing at __________________________
(name)

Witnesses

_________________________ residing at ___________________________
(name)
_________________________ residing at ___________________________
(name)


The codicil, to be valid, must be signed in the presence of witnesses, and the original placed with your other valuable papers. A copy can go to your lawyer and a copy to GBH.

*If you are interested in supporting a specific project or program, it is best to discuss your plans with our planned giving professionals before completing your bequest language to confirm your wishes can be met by GBH.

Please note: The policies of GBH do not allow GBH or its representatives to serve as personal representative, executor, or witness for a will or trust.

Julie Hallowell,
Director of Gift Planning and Endowment,
(800) 220-7122
gift_planning@wgbh.org

Christine Russo,
Development Associate of
Gift Planning and Endowment,
(800) 220-7122
gift_planning@wgbh.org