Sample Codicil

The following language may help you and your attorney when amending your bequest. 

I give, devise, and bequeath $ ___________ to Horizons Foundation, 550 Montgomery Street, Suite 700, San Francisco CA 94111, 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 ______________, 20_ _

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 ___________, 202_ _

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 Horizons Foundation.

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By notifying us about your future legacy gift, you become part of the Horizons community as a member of our Legacy Circle. We're then able to recognize your commitment to our community's future when we honor the 400+ Legacy Circle members in our annual report. You also can become an inspiration to others to make their commitments — every additional Legacy Circle member is an example to other LGBTQ people and our allies.

Horizons will always keep confidential any specific information about your intentions and will always respect any donor's wishes to remain anonymous to the public.

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