Leave A Bequest
Leave a Bequest to help animals in your will.
You can make your bequest for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or specific assets from your estate. Bequests, like other gifts, can be designated for many purposes or given without restriction. Your first step, once you decide to leave a gift, is to contact your attorney to help draw up your will.
There are three main types of bequests: percentage, residual and specific.
The Percentage Bequest
A percentage bequest is a certain percentage of your estate or of another asset. For example, you provide that, upon your death, your house be sold and each of your three children will receive one-third of the net proceeds.) A percentage bequest to DACHS designates that a specific percentage, anywhere from 1-100% of your estate, is left to DACHS.The greatest advantage of this structure is that, as your estate increases in value over time, your gift will keep pace and your support for DACHS will grow.
The Residual Bequest
A residual bequest is a portion of the remainder, or residue, of your estate after specific and other bequests have been distributed. For example, you might provide that everything that remains after all previous bequests have been satisfied should be given to DACHS. By naming DACHS as the beneficiary of this residue, you simplify the probate process and ensure that the government allocates the remainder of your estate as you see fit.
The Specific Bequest
A specific bequest is for a specific item or dollar amount. (For example, you might provide that your baseball autographed by Babe Ruth be given to your nephew, John, at your death.)
Our legal name is Doña Ana County Humane Society, Inc., 2405 W. Picacho
Ave., Ste. 103, Las Cruces, NM 88007. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1176, Las Cruces, NM 88004.We are a non-profit charitable organization with a 501(c)3 status under the Internal Revenue Code. Our I.D. number is 85-6019249.
Language for your will
Below are examples of standard language used to include a charitable bequest in your will.
I give, bequeath and devise (state percentage amount) to Doña Ana County Humane Society, Inc., a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization, located in Las Cruces, NM.
I give, bequeath and devise (all, or state percentage of shares) of the rest, residue and remainder of property, both real and personal, wherever situated, which I may own or be entitled to at my death, to Doña Ana County Humane Society, Inc., a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization, located in Las Cruces, NM.
I give, bequeath and devise (state amount or item) to to Doña Ana County Humane Society, Inc., a qualied 501(c)3 charitable organization, located in Las Cruces, NM.