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The response gets worse when people are asked if they have a will and also plan to make a bequest 93 percent of Hispanics walking away from charity, compared to 80 percent of African-Americans and 60 percent of Caucasians.
People that make a bequest to a favorite charity are unlikely to remove it, even when updating their estate plans.
Yet it is quite common to see a will that provides for the bequest of a fixed dollar amount, such as $600,000 or $1 million, when it may be assumed that it was the intention of the testator (and the will's drafter) to use the maximum unified credit or GST exemption and not necessarily to make a bequest of these dollar amounts.