Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified.
Our federal tax ID number is: 53-0196572
Below is suggested language to use when drafting your bequest.
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For an unrestricted gift that allows American Chemical Society to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:
"I give to American Chemical Society, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, federal tax ID number 53-0196572, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose."
To designate your provision for a particular purpose:
"I give to American Chemical Society, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, federal tax ID number 53-0196572, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property]. This gift should be used for (state purpose) if and so long as American Chemical Society determines that the need exists. If American Chemical Society shall determine at the outset or at a later time that the need does not exist, or no longer exists or for some reason it is not possible (or prudent) to administer my gift as originally intended, then American Chemical Society may, in its sole and uncontrolled discretion, direct the use of my bequest for a purpose related as closely as possible to that stated above."
If you have named American Chemical Society in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes by sending us a completed copy of our Gift Intention Form. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. We will hold your information in strictest confidence regardless of whether you wish your gift to remain anonymous or receive public recognition for your giving.
Please contact Mary Bet Dobson, CAP® at (202) 872-6210 or PlannedGifts@acs.org for more information.