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A will is your instruction manual to your survivors about how you want your property distributed.  It’s a revocable private document that takes effect after your death.

A bequest is for you if:

  • You want to help insure our future viability and strength.
  • Long-term planning is more important to you than an immediate income-tax deduction.
  • You want the flexibility of a gift commitment that doesn’t affect your current cash flow.
  • You want your assets to remain in your control during your lifetime.

You can provide now for a future gift to Children’s Hospital Colorado by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust.

To make a bequest please complete the following steps:

  • Use our full legal name:  Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, a non-profit 501 ©(3) Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, CO (Tax ID 84-0813462).
  • Be clear when you describe the amount or percentage you would like to leave Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation and state if the gift is unrestricted, restricted or permanently endowed
  • Contact us if you have questions about the correct language.
  • Consider our invitation to join the Tammen Society.

The key benefit of a bequest is that you can modify your will if your circumstances change.

  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can direct your bequest to a particular purpose (be sure to check with Children’s Colorado to make sure your gift can be used as intended).
  • There is no upper limit on the estate tax deductions that can be taken for charitable bequests.
  • You can have the satisfaction now of knowing that your bequest will support Children’s Colorado in the way you intended when you are gone.

Please contact Sharon McMeel, VP of Philanthropy, for further information at 720-777-1777.

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