Wills and Living Trusts
When you include Boys & Girls Aid in your will or trust, you make a powerful commitment to ensuring that children will find their forever family and will stop the cycle of foster care and homelessness. A charitable bequest is a simple, flexible and easy way to support Boys & Girls Aid for generations to come.
A charitable bequest is a written statement in a will which directs that a gift be made to Boys & Girls Aid upon the death of the person who made the will. a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate can be included in your bequest.
Gifts may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of the total estate, or the residue remaining after all debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests have been paid. A specific bequest of property such as art, other personal property or real estate may also be made. Because the needs of children and youth change over time, the unrestricted bequest is especially appreciated and beneficial. It will be applied where the need is greatest.
Just one sentence of bequest language is all that is needed to complete your gift. Your gift also entitles your estate to an unlimited federal estate tax charitable deduction.
“I give to Boys & Girls Aid, whose current legal address is 018 SW Boundary Court, Portland, OR 97239 the sum of $___________ (or specifically describe property or percentage of estate or residual), to be used for its general charitable purposes as the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Aid shall determine.”
A remainder bequest:
“I give to Boys & Girls Aid, whose current legal address is 018 SW Boundary Court, Portland, OR 97239 the residue and reminder of my estate, to be used for its general charitable purposes as the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Aid shall determine.”
NOTE: The Internal Revenue Service recognizes Boys & Girls Aid as a tax-deductible, 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 93-0386791.
If you are interested in designating your gift for a specific purpose, please contact Suzan Huntington, President & CEO, for more information at 503.542.2304 or Shuntington@Boys & Girls Aid.org.
Boys & Girls Aid appreciates notification of all planned bequests and would like to list your name in our Frank E. Beach Legacy Society. Your listing will stimulate others to consider planned gifts. Additionally, notification makes it possible for us to better plan to meet the needs of children and youth, to honor the donors if they wish, and to ensure that their wishes for use of the gift are respected. If you are planning a restricted gift, we ask that you first contact Suzan Huntington, President & CEO at 503.542.2304.