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Sample Bequest Language

Gifts received through wills and trusts are the financial foundation that makes possible the many programs the Humane Society offers to both people and animals. Below are three common ways of making a bequest, along with suggested language to be used.

Donate a Percentage of Your Estate
I give and bequeath to San Diego Humane Society, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California and currently located at 5500 Gaines Street,
San Diego CA, ___% of my estate to be used in support of its charitable programs.

Make A Specific Dollar Bequest
I give and bequeath to San Diego Humane Society, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California and currently located at 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA, the sum of $____ to be used in support of its charitable programs.

Give the Residue of Your Estate
All (or a specific percentage) of the residue of my estate I give and bequeath to San Diego Humane Society, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California and currently located at 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA, to be used in support of its charitable programs.

If you have any questions about making a bequest to San Diego Humane Society, please call Joseph Passaretti at 619-243-3443.

San Diego Humane Society's federal tax identification number is 95-1661688.