Bequest Language

Suggested Language for a Bequest of Unrestricted Use

“I give [insert dollar amount or percentage of estate] to the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum of Nantucket, MA, for general use and purposes.”

Suggested Language for a Bequest for Restricted Use

“I give [insert dollar amount or percentage of estate] to the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum of Nantucket, MA, to support [choose one or more of the following: children’s programs, exhibits, permanent collection, historic house and garden preservation].  If due to a change in circumstances, it is not practical to use this fund for this purpose, the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum Board of Directors may designate such other use, which, in their opinion, most closely fits my original intent.”

Tax Status and Identification Number

The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization headquartered at 49 Union Street, Nantucket, MA 02554.  Our federal tax identification number is 04-3392961.  Your attorney may want to include this number in your will or trust to help your executor facilitate your bequest.

To learn more about making a bequest to the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, please contact us at 508.228.1177 or adminoffice@nantucketlightshipbasketmuseum.org.