Gifts to charity are a common feature of estate planning for the wealthy. Although there are myriad advantages to making lifetime gifts, many clients prefer to retain the full use of their assets during life and, therefore, postpone some or all of their charitable giving until death by making one or more charities a beneficiary of their testamentary plan. Such gifts can range from a simple outright bequest of a specified amount, to a percentage or all of the residue or even the use of ...

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