Include Us in Your Will

Bequests are an easy, low cost way of supporting Dup15q Alliance and its mission. Almost any kind of asset can be bequeathed, including cash, securities, tangible personal property, real estate, or a portion or remainder of an IRA, tax sheltered annuity, qualified pension or profit sharing plan.

We urge consultation with an attorney of your choice to better understand bequest options, whether creating a new will or amending and existing will. A charitable bequest reduces the value of an estate and therefore reduces both federal and state estate taxes, depending on the value of that estate. An attorney can best advise about applicable federal and state taxes.

Samples of bequest language

Unrestricted bequest

I give (amount of dollars or name of specific asset)or (certain percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate) to Dup15q Alliance, the charitable, tax exempt organization headquartered in Highland Park, IL, for its general purposes.

Bequest for specific purposes

I give (amount of dollars or name of a specific asset) or (certain percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate) to Dup15q Alliance, the charitable, tax exempt organization located in Highland Park, IL for the following stated purposes: State purpose.