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A Bequest in Your Will

Governors palace and gardenYour attorney can help you design an estate plan that protects your family, preserves your property, and benefits Colonial Williamsburg. You can bequeath a percentage of your estate to Colonial Williamsburg, a dollar amount, specific property such as antiques, or the remainder of your estate.

After signing a new will that names Colonial Williamsburg as a beneficiary, be sure to inform us so we can welcome you to the W. A. R. Goodwin Society.

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Useful Information for Making a Bequest to Colonial Williamsburg

Legal Name:

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-1776

Federal Tax Identification Number:


Sample Bequest Language:

(to be reviewed by your attorney)

"I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, _______-percent of my net residuary estate (or the sum of $_______________ , or the following described property, or the rest and residue of my estate after payment of the foregoing bequests). This is an unrestricted gift and may be used to further the objects and purpose of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation."

Upon request we are pleased to provide the necessary tax exemption letter to your attorney or financial advisor.

For more information please call
the Planned Giving Office at 1-888-CWF-1776
or email [email protected]