Bequests

A bequest or gift is a written statement in a donor’s Will or Trust directing that specific assets, such as cash, a piece of real estate, the stock from one specific company, or some other specific property, or a percentage of the donor’s specific assets, be transferred to the AKC Canine Health Foundation at the donor's death.

Sample Bequest Language:

For a gift that can be used where the need is greatest:

I give to the AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Corporation, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, (Federal Tax ID 13-3813813) the sum of $_____________to be used to advance sound scientific research and support the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.

For a gift for a specific breed:

I give to the AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Corporation, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, (Federal Tax ID 13-3813813) the sum of $_____________to be used to advance sound scientific research and support the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease for the ____________ breed.

For a gift for a specific disease:

I give to the AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Corporation, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, (Federal Tax ID 13-3813813) the sum of $_____________to be used to advance sound scientific research and support the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease for the ____________ disease.

For a gift that gives the remainder of the estate after all other estate expenses and specific bequests have been paid:

I give to the AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Corporation, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Federal Tax ID 13-3813813, all or a percentage____________% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used to advance sound scientific research and support the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.

For a gift that is contingent on the change of status of a previously identified beneficiary:

If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I bequeath to the AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Corporation, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Federal Tax ID 13-3813813 the sum of $ _______ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used to advance sound scientific research and support the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.

Customized Language:

If you or your attorney would like the AKC Canine Health Foundation to provide you with customized bequest language that is specific to your goals and interests, please complete our planned giving interest form or call us at 1-888-682-9696.

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