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Making a gift through your will or trustMaking a gift through your will or trust

For many donors, naming a charity in a will or living trust is an efficient way to ensure that their philanthropic goals are met. This type of gift is called a bequest. 

You can designate a certain dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or even specific property, such as your aircraft, to the AOPA Foundation through your will or trust. 

Making a gift in this manner is an easy and effective way to provide a legacy that will preserve the freedom to fly for future generations and may also offer you tax-saving benefits.  You don’t even need to re-write your documents!  A simple codicil to a will or addendum to your trust may be all you need. 

Sample Bequest Language

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount:

I hereby, give, devise and bequeath $DOLLARS to AOPA Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization located at 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, MD, 21701, Federal Tax ID #20-8817225, for AOPA Foundation, Inc.'s general use and purpose.

Bequest of Percentage of an Estate:

I hereby, give, devise and bequeath PERCENTAGE% of my estate to AOPA Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization located at 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, MD, 21701, Federal Tax ID #20-8817225, for AOPA Foundation, Inc.'s general use and purpose. 

Because every situation is different, we recommend contacting your attorney or tax advisor to see if this type of gift is right for you.

To let the AOPA Foundation staff know of your intentions to leave a legacy gift in your will or trust, please download and submit the form below.

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If you would like more information on making a gift to the AOPA Foundation through your will or trust, please contact contact our Legacy Giving office at (301) 695-2320 or [email protected].