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Suggested Bequest Language

The following language is suggested:

a.   If the bequest is a specific amount or asset:

I give [amount or description] to The Cleveland Foundation (the “Foundation”), an Ohio public benefit corporation, to be administered as part of, and for the purposes of the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund of The Cleveland Foundation (to benefit Cleveland Metroparks) in accordance with and subject to the governing instruments of the Foundation.

b.   If the bequest is the remainder of an estate:

I give all the rest, residue and remainder of my property, of whatever nature and wherever located, which I may own or over which I have the right of testamentary disposition or a power of appointment at my death, to The Cleveland Foundation (the “Foundation”), an Ohio public benefit corporation, to be administered as part of, and for the purposes of, the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund of The Cleveland Foundation (to benefit Cleveland Metroparks) in accordance with and subject to the governing instruments of the Foundation.

Federal Identification Number:  34-0714588

For more information:

Karen Kannenberg, CFRE
Cleveland Metroparks
Manager of Gift and Donor Development
4101 Fulton Parkway
Cleveland, Ohio 44144
216-635-3217
216-635-3209 fAX
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