Sample Bequest Language

Please use the following language in drafting your bequest. If you are using an estate lawyer to draw up your estate, share this information with them. If you find you need more information, please contact the national headquarters for the North Country Trail Association at (616) 897-5987 or at

“I give to the North Country Trail Association, a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Lowell, MI, the sum of $______________ of (or ______% of) my estate, or the property described herein, to be used for _________________ (specify purpose or state that the funds are to be used at the “organization’s discretion”). If, in the opinion of the trustees at the time that this gift is actualized, the need for funds for this purpose no longer exists, the trustees or their designee(s) are authorized to use the funds in the best interest of the North Country Trail Association.”