Leave a legacy of compassion with an Advocates bequest

Leave a legacy of compassion

Your bequest to The Advocates will ensure safe lives for years to come

We hope you'll consider including a gift to The Advocates in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers these main benefits:

Simplicity. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed, but you will need to use our full legal name.  A sample of bequest language is, "I give and bequeath to Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Inc. (Tax ID# 94-3162848), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization now maintaining its office at PO Box 3216, Hailey, ID, 83333, the sum of $________________ ."

Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.

Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.

Tax Incentives. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift's full value.

How It Works

To make a charitable bequest, you need a current will or revocable living trust.  You can make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property.  Your gift can also be made as a percentage of your estate, or as a residuary bequest.

When planning a future gift, it's sometimes difficult to determine what size donation will make sense. Emergencies happen, and you need to make sure your family is financially taken care of first. Including a bequest of a percentage of your estate ensures that your gift will remain proportionate no matter how your estate's value fluctuates over the years.

We Can Help

Contact Lisa Huttinger, Events and Development Coordinator, at 208-788-4191, x22 or lisa@theadvocatesorg.org with any questions about naming The Advocates in your will or living trust. We're happy to help, without obligation.