Official Bequest Language

Our Legal name is:

Doris Day Animal League

1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC  20037

Our Tax ID is 95 4117651

Sample Bequest Wording

Sample #1 Percentage Bequest

“I give, devise and bequeath to The Doris Day Animal League (tax identification number  95 4117651), a charitable corporation organized under California law, now maintaining its headquarters in the District of Columbia at 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450,  Washington, D.C. 20037, _______% of the rest and residue of my estate.”

Sample #2 Residuary Bequest

“I give, devise and bequeath to The Doris Day Animal League (tax identification number  95 4117651), a charitable corporation organized under California law now maintaining its headquarters in the District of Columbia at 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450, Washington, D.C. 20037, the rest and residue of my estate.”

Sample #3 Bequest for a specific amount

“I give and bequeath to The Doris Day Animal League (tax identification number  95 4117651), a charitable corporation organized under California law, now maintaining its headquarters in the District of Columbia at 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450, Washington DC 20037,  the sum of $________________ . “

Sample Bequest #4 Contingent Bequest

“In the event that (name or names; i.e., spouse, children, sibling, heirs) shall not survive me, or shall die during the administration of my estate, within ____ days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give, devise and bequeath those beneficiaries’ shares of my estate to The Doris Day Animal League (tax identification number  95 4117651), a charitable corporation organized under California law, now maintaining it headquarters in the District of Columbia at 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450, Washington, D.C. 20037.”

For further information please contact The Doris Day Animal League Philanthropy Department at 800-808-7858

 

The Doris Day Animal League is registered as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. Contributions or gifts to DDAL are not tax-deductible. Your donation may be used for lobbying to pass laws to protect animals. It is worth noting that not every person’s estate is subject to being taxed and can take advantage of an estate charitable deduction. The federal tax law imposes an estate tax only on estates above a specified value. State inheritance tax laws vary. We strongly encourage you to consult your attorney to determine whether your estate will be subject to any tax and, if so, the impact of bequests to charities and other nonprofit organizations.