Sample Bequest Language and Declaration of Support Letter

Sample Bequest Language

Following are examples of how to indicate a general or undesignated gift to the American Cancer Society:*

Sample Bequest of Remainder of Estate

"I give, devise, and bequeath to the American Cancer Society, Inc. TAX I.D. #13-1788491, all [or state the fraction or percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal. The American Cancer Society may be contacted in care of its National Office of Probate and Trust Management Services, P.O. Box 720366, Oklahoma City, OK 73162, 1-800-ACS-2345."

Sample Bequest of Specific Amount

"I give, devise, and bequeath $_____ to the American Cancer Society, Inc. TAX I.D. #13-1788491. The American Cancer Society may be contacted in care of its National Office of Probate and Trust Management Services, P.O. Box 720366, Oklahoma City, OK 73162, 1-800-ACS-2345"

*These are merely suggestions as to content and should be written or adapted by legal counsel to fit the contributor's individual situation.

Declaration of Support Letter

Please send signed Declaration of Support Letters to your local Society Estate and Asset Services Director so that we may project future gifts that will help ACS save lives and create a world with more birthdays. Use our Contact Our Team page to locate a Society Estate and Asset Services Director in your area or call 1-800-227-1885.

Download Declaration of Support Letter [PDF, 76.5 KB]

Note that due to the evolving nature of cancer treatment and research, our programs may change based on advances made in these areas. Please contact your local office to discuss suggested language should a donor express preference toward a particular patient service or cancer research program. In addition to the samples above, we are pleased to make sample documents available to legal and estate planning professionals. Simply contact your Estate and Asset Services Director.