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Since 1932, Mount Washington Observatory has maintained its outpost on the rocky, windswept summit of Mount Washington—an important legacy for New Hampshire and the nation as a whole. With your financial support, we can continue living and learning in one of the most extreme environments on earth. Your personal legacy continues if you name Mount Washington Observatory in your will.

Remember to use Mount Washington Observatory's full legal name and address in your gift document and to designate the Observatory as the beneficiary:

Mount Washington Observatory
2779 White Mountain Highway
P.O. Box 2310
North Conway, NH  03860

Make sure your wishes are carried out by stating this language in your will or other applicable document:

"I bequeath $_________________ ( or _______% of my residuary estate) to Mount Washington Observatory, a New Hampshire not-for-profit institution, 2779 White Mountain Highway, P.O. Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860. This bequest is to be used for Mount Washington Observatory's general purposes in support of its mission of weather observation, research and education."

Other, more specific options include:

For a Stated Dollar Amount or Securities
"I give, devise and bequeath to Mount Washington Observatory, a New Hampshire not-for-profit institution, 2779 White Mountain Highway, P.O. Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860, the sum of $_________." (or describe the specific security you intend to bequeath).

For a Fixed Percentage Bequest
"I give, devise and bequeath to Mount Washington Observatory, a New Hampshire not-for-profit institution, 2779 White Mountain Highway, P.O. Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860, _________ percent of my estate, both real and personal property, of whatever kind and wheresoever situated."

For a Residual Bequest
"I give, devise and bequeath to Mount Washington Observatory, a New Hampshire not-for-profit institution, 2779 White Mountain Highway, P.O. Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860, all (or _______ %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal property, of whatever kind and wheresoever situated."

For a Contingent Bequest
"If any of the above named beneficiaries should predecease me, I hereby bequest his/her share of my estate to Mount Washington Observatory, a New Hampshire not-for-profit institution, 2779 White Mountain Highway, P.O. Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860."

Mount Washington Observatory is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID number is 02-0225135. Please seek the advice of a professional estate planner to ensure that your interests are appropriately served.

For questions and comments, please contact the Mount Washington Observatory Development Office at (603) 356-2137, ext. 218.



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