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Many birders would like to help support the long-term future of the American Birding Association but feel they can’t afford to make that kind of gift today. A bequest by will or revocable trust CAN allow you to provide significant support for the ABA while preserving access to all of your assets during your lifetime.
Please consider including the American Birding Association in your will or revocable trust.
A bequest might be for you if...
Some of the benefits of a charitable bequest include...
How to Invest in the ABA’s Future
There is a common misconception that planned giving must be complicated or that it is reserved for only those with great wealth. This is simply not the case! While complex lifetime gifts are certainly welcome, planning a deferred gift to the ABA can be as easy as adding a line to your will or revocable trust document making a bequest to the ABA.
Below are several examples of language to review with your attorney:
Unrestricted Gift: A gift that can be used where need is greatest.
I give to the American Birding Association, located at 93 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE 19706, Tax ID 74-2347314, _______(Dollars)* to be used for its general purposes.
Residuary Bequest: Leaves any remainder after all other bequests have been paid.
I give to the American Birding Association, located at 93 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE 19706, Tax ID 74-2347314, ________ percent of the residue of my estate to be used for its general purposes.
Contingent Gift: Takes effect only if a primary intention can’t be met.
In the event that ____________ predeceases me, I give his/her bequest or share to the American Birding Association, located at 93 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE 19706, Tax ID 74-2347314, to be used for its general purposes.
* NOTE: Rather than leaving a sum certain, you can include language that refers to a percentage of your estate or a description of the property you wish to give.
If you have questions about planned giving or would like to talk with someone in person, please contact Carl Bendorf, Development Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
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