By including the National Lawyers Guild Foundation in your will, you can memorialize a lifetime of people’s lawyering and guarantee that your voice for human rights over property interests will carry on.
You may make the gift in honor of an NLG member if you choose. You may designate your gift for use by the NLG as a whole or for the use of a particular chapter. We encourage you to designate explicitly in the relevant documents how you wish your gift to be used.
A bequest to the National Lawyers Guild Foundation is easy to arrange and can be made by including the following words in your will:
I give to National Lawyers Guild Foundation, Inc. (Federal Tax ID #13-3336640), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with its principal offices currently at 1639 Centre St Ste 216, Ridgewood NY 11385, ___% of my estate [or: the sum of $___ ] to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of National Lawyers Guild Foundation shall, in its sole discretion, determine. [or: to support the National Lawyers Guild ______________ Chapter.]
[ Language to be added for restricted gifts]:
In the event the purposes of the restriction, in the opinion of the Board of Directors of National Lawyers Guild Foundation, Inc., can no longer be served, then the Board of Directors may in their discretion use any remaining assets to benefit the NLG as a whole, keeping in mind the original wishes of the donor.
Any type of cash, securities, personal property or real estate can be given through a bequest. The NLG can also be named beneficiary of assets which often pass outside a will, such as IRAs, pension plans, life insurance, or assets held in a trust or annuity.
Please note: This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your legal and financial advisors.
For more information about the National Lawyers Guild Foundation, and to discuss your gift, please contact Daniel McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212-679-5100 ext. 6.