Gift in Your Will or Living Trust
Deepen Your Connections
You want to leave money to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.
In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. This type of donation to the Museum in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.
Sample Bequest Language
1. Unrestricted Bequest
An unrestricted gift will enable the Museum to apply the funds to our most pressing needs. By bequeathing a specific sum, a percentage or the "rest, residue and remainder" of your estate, you will allow the Museum to determine the best use of your bequest. The following language can be incorporated into a new will or added by a codicil (amendment) to your existing will.
I give (describe dollar amount, property or proportion of residuary estate) to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205, for its general educational and charitable purposes.
2. Restricted Bequest
Staff, volunteers, donors and visitors who have a special connection to the Museum, may prefer to support a specific department, program or activity. Through a restricted bequest, your gift can be designated to benefit your favorite part of the Museum.
I give (describe dollar amount, property or proportion of residuary estate) to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205, for ________________________________.
Tax ID# 84-0518447
An Example of How It Works
Meet Tom and Martha. When they got married and created a will, they included a $75,000 gift to the Museum. As the family grew to include three children, Tom and Martha decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security.
They met with their attorney and revised the gift language so that the Museum received a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.
See How It Works
- Contact Megan Fisher at 303.370.8259 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including the Museum in your will or estate plan.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include the Museum in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
Federal Tax ID Number: 84-0518447
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Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.