Official Bequest Language

Legal Name and Address:
The Humane Society of the United States
1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20037

Federal Tax ID: 53-0225390

Telephone Number: 800-808-7858

Sample Bequest Wording

Sample #1 Percentage Bequest

“I give, devise and bequeath to The Humane Society of the United States (tax identification number 53-0225390), a charitable corporation organized under Delaware law in 1954, now maintaining its headquarters in the District of Columbia at 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037, _______% of the rest and residue of my estate.”

Sample #2 Residuary Bequest

“I give, devise and bequeath to The Humane Society of the United States (tax identification number 53-0225390), a charitable corporation organized under Delaware law in 1954, now maintaining its headquarters in the District of Columbia at 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037, the rest and residue of my estate.”

Sample #3 Bequest for a specific amount

“I give and bequeath to the Humane Society of the United States (tax identification number 53-0225390), a charitable corporation organized under Delaware law in 1954, now maintaining its headquarters in the District of Columbia at 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037, the sum of $________________.”

Sample Bequest #4 Contingent Bequest

“In the event that (name or names; i.e., spouse, children, sibling, heirs) shall not survive me, or shall die during the administration of my estate, within ____ days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give, devise and bequeath those beneficiaries' shares of my estate to The Humane Society of the United States, (tax identification number 53-0225390), a charitable corporation organized under Delaware law in 1954, now maintaining its head-quarters in the District of Columbia at 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037.”

For further information, please contact The Humane Society of the United States Philanthropy Department at 800-808-7858 or humanelegacy@humanesociety.org.

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