Giving Through Your Will or Trust

A gift from your estate made in memory of you and/or your loved ones also can provide significant benefits to your family and the East-West Center, including:

·        The opportunity to make a major gift while preserving assets during life.
·        The satisfaction of demonstrating the value of giving.
·        The ability to designate the gift to student scholarships or specific programs at the East-West Center.
·        The knowledge that your gift will help others.

The gift can be made through a will or a trust, and both documents enable you to distribute assets to individuals and nonprofit organizations in the amounts or proportions you indicate.  All assets including cash, securities, real estate and tangible personal property such as works of art may be given to the East-West Center Foundation through your estate.  A gift can be made in the following ways:

Specific Bequest
The East-West Center Foundation receives a specific dollar amount, a specific piece of property or a stated percentage of the estate.  This is one of the most popular forms of bequests.

Residuary Bequest
The East-West Center Foundation receives all or a stated percentage of an estate after distribution of specific bequests and payment of debts, taxes and expenses.

Contingent Bequest
The East-West Center Foundation receives part or all of the estate under certain specified circumstances.

Your estate plan is a carefully designed set of instructions for the wisest use of money and property accumulated over a lifetime.  If you would like to remember the East-West Center in your will or living trust, discuss it with your attorney or financial advisor and consider including the following sentence in your document.

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath _________ (dollar amount, or all or a percentage of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to the East-West Center Foundation at 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 96848-1601.