Sample Language for Your Will or Trust - Special Olympics

Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

The following language may help you and your attorney as you consider a gift that will meet your financial, family and personal goals.

If you are considering making an outright gift to Special Olympics, we recommend the following language:

Gift of a Specific Dollar Amount

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to Special Olympics, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, Federal Tax ID #52- 0889518, for Special Olympics’ general use and purpose.

Or, to benefit a local Special Olympics chapter affiliate:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to Special Olympics (insert local chapter/affiliate name here along with their city, state), for its general use and purpose.


Gift of Specific Personal Property

I hereby give, devise and bequeath DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Special Olympics, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, Federal Tax ID #52- 0889518, for Special Olympics’ general use and purpose.

Or, to benefit a local Special Olympics affiliate:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Special Olympics (insert local chapter affiliate name here along with their city, state), for its general use and purpose.


Gift of Specific Real Estate

I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at ADDRESS OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Special Olympics, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, Federal Tax ID #52- 0889518, for Special Olympics’ general use and purpose.

Or, to benefit a local Special Olympics affiliate:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at ADDRESS OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Special Olympics (insert local chapter affiliate name here along with their city, state), for its general use and purpose.


If you are considering making a gift of a percentage of your estate to Special Olympics, we recommend the following language:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to Special Olympics, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, Federal Tax ID #52- 0889518, for Special Olympics’ general use and purpose.

Or, to benefit a local Special Olympics affiliate:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to Special Olympics (insert local chapter affiliate name here along with their city, state), for its general use and purpose.


I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, Federal Tax ID #52- 0889518, ALL OR A PERCENTAGE of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for Special Olympics’ general use and purpose.

Or, to benefit a local Special Olympics affiliate:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics (insert local chapter affiliate name here along with their city, state), ALL OR A PERCENTAGE of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for its general use and purpose.


If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, Federal Tax ID #52- 0889518, DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to be used for Special Olympics’ general use and purpose.

Or, to benefit a local Special Olympics affiliate:

If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics (insert local chapter affiliate name here along with their city, state), DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to be used for its general use and purpose.


If you are considering a bequest but would like to ensure that your bequest will be used for a specific purpose, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give and meet your charitable objectives. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your goals.

If you are making a restricted bequest, we recommend that your attorney include the following provision to give Special Olympics flexibility should it no longer be possible for Special Olympics to use your gift as you originally intended:

If, in the judgment of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics, it shall become impossible for Special Olympics to use this bequest to accomplish the specific purposes of this bequest, Special Olympics may use the income and principal of this gift for such purpose or purposes as the Board determines is most closely related to the restricted purpose of my bequest.

Legal name: Special Olympics, Inc.
Address: 1133 19th Street NW Washington, DC 20036
Federal Tax ID number: 52-0889518

To benefit a chapter/affiliate, please contact us for their legal name, address and Federal Tax ID.

For More Information

To create your plan, please consult a qualified estate planning attorney, licensed in your state. To learn more about how your gift will be put to use, contact Connie Grandmason, Director, Bequests and Estate Gifts at (202) 536-5541, toll free: (866) 690-3951 or plannedgiving@specialolympics.org.

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Connie Grandmason
Office of Planned Giving
Special Olympics
plannedgiving@specialolympics.org
(202) 536-5541, or toll free (866) 690-3951
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