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Sample Gift Language for Your Will or Revocable Living Trust


A gift to Friends Committee on National Legislation* in your will or revocable trust enables you to support our mission and make a difference in the lives of future generations.

A bequest:

  • Is easy to arrange

  • Will not alter your current lifestyle in any way

  • Can  be easily modified to address your changing needs

Residual Gift Language

A residual bequest comes to Friends Committee on National Legislation* after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:

I give and devise to Friends Committee on National Legislation, 245 2nd St NE, Washington, DC, 20002 (Tax ID # 53-0178883) 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 for the support of a specific fund or program).

Specific Gift Language

Naming Friends Committee on National Legislation* as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:

I give and devise to Friends Committee on National Legislation, 245 2nd St NE, Washington, DC, 20002 (Tax ID # 53-0178883), the sum of $___________ (or asset) to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

Contingent Gift Language

Friends Committee on National Legislation* can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:

If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise to Friends Committee on National Legislation, 245 2nd St NE, Washington, DC,20002 (Tax ID #53-0178883), the sum of $ _______ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

Customized Language

Need to make a codicil to your will? Download sample language here.

  1. Sample Codicil to Modify Your Will (pdf, 10.4 KB)

If you or your attorney would like Friends Committee on National Legislation to provide you with customized beneficiary language that is specific to your goal and interest, please contact us.


Note: Gifts to Friends Committee on National Legislation are not tax deductible. If your estate is likely to be greater than $5.45 million, you may receive an estate tax benefit from giving to the FCNL Education Fund instead (Tax ID #52-1254489). Since only about 1% of estates are large enough to be taxed by the federal government, there rarely is an estate tax benefit to naming FCNL Education Fund instead of Friends Committee on National Legislation. We therefore encourage you to give these gifts to Friends Committee on National Legislation. Please check with a tax advisor to see if your estate will likely be subject to federal or state estate taxes.

Support FCNL Gifts From Your Will or Trust 

Your bequest to support our mission should be planned thoughtfully. Many good planning techniques are available for giving from wills or revocable living trusts, and you should choose the type of bequest that best suits your personal objectives.

The material presented on this Planned Giving website is not offered as legal or tax advice. Read full disclaimer.