As a proud American, you have experienced the blessings of liberty. You have enjoyed the freedom and opportunity America offers everyone to earn success and care for the ones they love. But those American freedoms are always one generation away from being lost forever. By making a legacy gift to Americans for Prosperity, you can ensure a lasting citizen-powered movement dedicated to educating, motivating, and empowering people to hold their government accountable to our founding principles of limited government, personal responsibility, and freedom. Your legacy will ensure all people can improve their lives and their communities for generations to come.
If you wish to discuss a Planned Gift, contact Brit Vorreiter at BVorreiter@afphq.org or 703.835.3108.
We would be honored to know of your gift, and would very much appreciate the opportunity to thank you and make sure your wishes are properly fulfilled. Please let us know by sending us a confidential letter of intent. You can download our letter of intent template and send a copy to us.
You've lived a successful and fulfilling life as a proud American.
Now you can help others do the same for generations to come.
By allocating funds for Americans for Prosperity or Americans for Prosperity Foundation in your estate plans, you are showing how highly you value freedom. As a champion of our organization, you personally recognize how greater freedom makes life better for your family, community and our nation as a whole.
As our nation’s economic landscape continues to ebb and flow over the coming years, the fight for freedom will not cease. Your Planned Gift will continue to work toward the preservation of the American Dream for generations to follow.
By informing us of your intention to make a Planned Gift, we will be able to appropriately express our gratitude. As a member of our legacy society, you will become a greater part of the Americans for Prosperity or Americans for Prosperity Foundation family.
Easy to Arrange. It is simple for your attorney to incorporate gift language as a part of the drafting process. As you’ll see below, we’ve suggested sample language. If you already have a will, your attorney can easily draft an amendment to your will. A gift can likewise be easily incorporated into a revocable living trust.
Retain full ownership and use of your assets throughout your life. Perhaps you want to make a gift to support Americans for Prosperity but are not in a position to draw upon resources you may need in the years ahead. A bequest allows you to make a gift while preserving your financial security.
Flexible. A gift is not set in stone and can be changed if your life circumstances change.
A General Bequest for a certain dollar amount — “the sum of $25,000”
A Specific Bequest of a particular asset — “1,000 shares of XYZ stock”
A Residual Bequest once other assets have been distributed — “fifty percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate”
A Contingent Bequest made only under certain conditions — “in the event my spouse does not survive me”
In addition, your bequest can be used where the need is greatest or you can support a particular program.
If making a bequest appeals to you, consider our suggested bequest language to determine what kind of bequest might be right for you. A bequest could be as simple as:
“I give to Americans for Prosperity, a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation having a principal place of business at 1310 North Courthouse Road, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia, Federal Tax ID, #75-3148958, __________ percent of my total estate (or $__________, other property) to be used as Americans for Prosperity deems appropriate.”
Discuss your estate plans with your attorney or accountant. He or she can help you determine whether to make a bequest through a will, through an amendment (“codicil”) to your existing will, or perhaps a distribution from a living trust.
Once you have arranged a gift, please let us know. We would be honored to know of your gift. We would very much appreciate the opportunity to thank you and make sure your wishes are appropriately fulfilled.
The following is intended to help you and your attorney in drafting a bequest that meets your individual interests. As you consult your attorney on the selection of appropriate wording to reflect your own goals and intentions regarding Americans for Prosperity, be sure the organization’s correct legal name appears in all final documents as:
“The Americans for Prosperity, a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number: 75-3148958.”
A General Bequest of a stated sum of money may be worded:
“I give to Americans for Prosperity, a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 75-3148958 [insert here the exact dollar amount].”
A Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate may be worded:
“I give to Americans for Prosperity, a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 75-3148958 [insert here a description of the particular property].”
A Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid, may be worded:
“I give to Americans for Prosperity, a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 75-3148958, all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and reminder of my estate.”
A Contingent Bequest if the Testator is not survived by certain individuals:
“If [name/s of primary beneficiary/ies] do/es not survive me, or shall die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to the Americans for Prosperity, a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number 75-3148958, [insert here the exact dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residual estate].”
If you have any questions about bequest language or to learn more about how your gift can help Americans for Prosperity, please contact your Regional Development Officer or Brit Vorreiter at BVorreiter@afphq.org or 703.835.3108.
This site does not constitute legal or tax planning advice. Please consult with your attorney or accountant before making any decisions regarding your estate plans.