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Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

The following language may help you and your attorney when drawing up a bequest that meets your needs.

“I give to Girl Scouts of the United States of America, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 420 Fifth Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Or, to support your local council:

“I give to [council name], a nonprofit corporation currently located at [council address], or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

* If you are interested in supporting a specific project or program, it is best to discuss your plans with our planned giving professionals before completing your bequest language to confirm your wishes can be met by Girl Scouts or your local council.

Please note: The policies of Girl Scouts of the United States of America do not allow Girl Scouts or its representatives to serve as personal representative, executor, trustee or witness for a will or trust.

Legal name: Girl Scouts of the United States of America
Address: 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2798
Federal Tax ID number: 13-1624016

For More Information

Before deciding about your estate plan, consult an estate planning attorney. To learn more about how your gift will be put to use, contact Harriet Hessam, Vice President of Philanthropy and Planned Giving, at (212) 852-8054 or plannedgiving@girlscouts.org. For information about your local council, please click here.


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