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Bequests may be directed to benefit one of (or a combination of) the following within the Archdiocese of Seattle:
 
  • The Archdiocese of Seattle (C.C.A.S.)
  • A specific fund (i.e., Priest Retirement, Priest Pension, and/or Seminarian Formation)
  • A specific parish or parishes
  • A specific parish school or parish schools
 
The Legal Name of the Archdiocese of Seattle is:
Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle
710 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
 
Bequest of Cash
I give to the Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle
[for the benefit of Fund Name(s) and/or Parish Name(s) and city and/or Parish School Name(s) and city]
the sum of $______________ to be used for the greatest need [or to be used for stated purpose.]
 
Bequest of Property
I give to the Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle
[for the benefit of Fund Name(s) and/or Parish Name(s) and city and/or Parish School Name(s) and city]
 [Description of property] to be used for the greatest need [or to be used for stated purpose.]
 
Bequest of the Complete (or Partial) Residue of Estate
I give to the Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle
[for the benefit of Fund Name(s) and/or Parish Name(s) and city and/or Parish School Name(s) and city]
all [or ________% of the remainder and residue] of my estate to be used for the greatest need [or to be used for stated purpose.]  To the extent that my estate has items of “income in respect of a decedent” available for distribution, those items shall be allocated first to any gifts under this Will qualifying for the federal estate and income tax charitable deductions.
 
 
 
 
 
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