Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures.
Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. Below is suggested language to take to your attorney for use in drafting your bequest.
For an unrestricted gift that allows the Arthritis Foundation to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:
"I give to The Arthritis Foundation, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose."
If you have named the Arthritis Foundation in your will or trust, please let us know. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence. If you are interested in funding a particular program or reasearch initiative, please contact us. One of our gift planners will be happy to assist you.
Please contact the Arthritis Foundation at 866-528-8687 or [email protected] for more information.
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