Gifts Anyone Can Make

Leaving a bequest to the COPD Foundation in your will or trust and does not cost you anything today, but will support our mission in the future. It just takes a simple designation (we’ve provided a link to some sample language below), and it’s easy to revoke if your situation changes.

Gifts anyone can make

How it Works

  • Include a bequest to the COPD Foundation in your will or trust
  • Make the bequest unrestricted or designate it to a specific area of our mission such as research, education, or advocacy
  • Indicate a specific amount or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust after other assets are distributed to your heirs

Benefits

  • Your assets remain under your control during your lifetime
  • You can modify your gift to address changing circumstances
  • You can direct your gift to a particular purpose (be sure to check with us to make sure your gift can be used as intended)
  • Under current tax law, there is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for your charitable bequests

Thank you for your interest in including the COPD Foundation in your giving plans. Below are three different ways to include the COPD Foundation in your will or trust.

A specific gift designates the COPD Foundation to receive a specific amount or percentage of your estate:

  • I give and devise to the COPD Foundation, Inc. (Tax ID 20-1048322), located in Miami, Florida, the sum of $________ (or replace “sum of $” with a percentage) to be used for its general support (or replace “general support” with a specific area of our mission).

A residual gift designates the COPD Foundation to receive a portion of the remainder of your estate after specific gifts are distributed. This would go after the specific gifts in your will or trust:

  • I give and devise to the COPD Foundation, Inc. (Tax ID 20-1048322), located in Miami, Florida, all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support (or replace “general support” with a specific area of our mission).

A contingent gift allows you to designate the COPD Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate in the event that one or more of your specific gifts cannot be fulfilled:

  • If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise to the COPD Foundation, Inc. (Tax ID 20-1048322), located in Miami, Florida, the sum of $________ (or replace “sum of $” with a percentage) to be used for its general support (or replace “general support” with a specific area of our mission).

Whether you’re looking for more information or have already included the COPD Foundation in your giving plans, we’d love to hear from you!

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