Wills and Bequests

Our Hawaii 5-0 Story

In 2008, following the death of Marie Lord, 12 beneficiaries including Hospice Hawaii were notified about the Jack and Marie Lord Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation. Because they had no children, actor Jack Lord, best known for his role as Steve McGarrett in the long-running crime drama Hawaii Five-O,and his wife Marie, left a bequest in their will to support a dozen charities. The Jack and Marie Lord Fund was a huge investment in Hospice Hawaii and other charities, as well as in the community. What was even more remarkable about this transformational gift was that it came as a complete surprise.

Many people think bequests made to Hospice Hawaii have to be large and are only made by philanthropists. Nothing could be further from the truth. A bequest made through a will or revocable living trust can be of any amount and by anyone who has a special connection to or believes in the mission of Hospice Hawaii.

Your bequest to Hospice Hawaii will help ensure Hospice Hawaii’s ability to provide compassionate end-of-life care for Hawaii’s families in future years.

Bequest Language

The following is intended to help you and your attorney in drafting a bequest that satisfies your individual needs.

As you consult your attorney on the appropriate wording to reflect your own goals and intentions regarding Hospice Hawaii, please be sure the organization’s correct legal name appears in all final documents.

To assist you with this important process we offer some suggested bequest wording below.

Sample Bequest of Remainder of Estate

I bequeath to Hospice Hawaii, Inc., TAX I.D. #99-0203930, all [or state the fraction or percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal. Hospice Hawaii may be contacted in care of the Development Office, Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817, 808-791-8067.  

Sample Bequest of Specific Dollar or Percentage Amount

I bequeath ____ percent of my total estate (or $_____, or other property) to Hospice Hawaii, Inc. TAX I.D. #99-0203930. Hospice Hawaii, Inc. may be contacted in care of the Development Office, Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817, 808-791-8067.