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Inspire, Enable, Propel

Planned Giving

Leaving a Legacy

First, please consider having a will. More than 60% of all Americans leave this world without one, leaving decisions about disposition of their assets completely out of their control. Second, consider including a charity like the Space Foundation in your plans. A bequest will provide crucial funds for the Space Foundation and will allow you to leave a larger gift than you may have ever thought possible, advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity, impacting lives for generations to come.

A bequest

• Is easy to arrange.

• Will not alter your current lifestyle in any way.

• Can be easily modified to address your changing needs.

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Sample Language

 

Residual Bequest:  A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:

 

I give and devise to the United States Space Foundation, Federal Tax ID #31-1653556, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its unrestricted use (or to a Space Foundation program you are passionate about).

 

Specific Bequest:  Naming Partners in Housing as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:

 

I give and devise to the United States Space Foundation, Federal Tax ID #31-1653556, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the sum of $_____________ to be used for its unrestricted use (or to a Space Foundation program you are passionate about).

 

Contingent Bequest:  Partners in Housing can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:

 

If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise to the United States Space Foundation, Federal Tax ID #31-1653556, the sum of $_____________ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used for its unrestricted use (or to a Space Foundation program you are passionate about).

 

Retirement Plan:  You may name the United States Space Foundation dba Space Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits.  To make a charitable gift from your retirement plan, simply enter “United States Space Foundation” and Federal Tax ID #31-1653556 on the Change of Beneficiary Form available from your plan administrator.  Consult with your advisor to determine the benefits you would derive from such a gift.

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For Further Information:  We would be pleased to work with you and your advisor to determine the gift that best suits your situation and interests.  For confidential information on how to create a legacy gift please contact the Philanthropy Department at the Space Foundation at (719) 576-8000 or philanthropy@spacefoundation.org.  

 

The Space Foundation does not render legal or tax advisory services.  The above language is intended solely for general information purposes.  For advice and assistance in specific cases, legal counsel should be obtained.

 
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