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The provisions in your Will for making a gift to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. will depend upon the type of gift and your own circumstances. Perhaps these model provisions will be helpful to your attorney.

UNRESTRICTED GIFT


I give to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, the sum of $__________ (or _____% of my estate; or the property described herein) for its general purposes.

GIFT FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE


I give to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, the sum of $__________ (or _____% of my estate: or the property described herein) to be used for _________________________ (specific purpose).

SPECIFIC LEGACY


I bequeath my home, farm, livestock, car, truck, etc., to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a nonprofit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee.

MEMORIAL FUND


I give to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, the sum of $__________ (or _____% of my estate; or the property described herein) the same to be known as “The ________________ Memorial Fund.” The income therefrom shall be used for its general purposes (or describe the specific purpose, if desired.)

RESIDUARY LEGATEE


All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, for its general purposes.

CONTINGENCY GIFT


I devise and bequeath the residue of the property owned by me at my death, real and personal, and wherever situated, to my wife, __________________, if she survives me. If my wife does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, for its general purposes.

FINAL CONTINGENT BENEFICIARY


I give and bequeath the residue of the property owned by me at my death, real and personal and wherever situated, in equal shares to my above named beneficiaries, if they survive me. If my above named beneficiaries do not survive me, I give and bequeath my residuary estate to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, for its general purposes.

TESTAMENTARY CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST


A Testamentary Charitable Remainder Trust may be set up to provide life income to a survivor, with the principal going to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. on the survivor’s death. Sample forms to help your attorney prepare this plan are available upon request.

TESTAMENTARY CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST


A Testamentary Charitable Lead Trust may be established in your Will to eliminate estate and inheritance taxes, and thus increase your estate for your children, grandchildren, or other heirs while continuing your important annual support for Ducks Unlimited, Inc. for a specific number of years. Sample forms to help your attorney prepare this plan are available upon request.

LEGAL LANGUAGE


For members and supporters who wish to name Ducks Unlimited, Inc. in their will or estate plan, we should be named as:

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the District of Columbia, with principal business address of One Waterfowl Way Memphis, TN 38120

TAX ID:


Our tax identification number is: 13-5643799

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

At Ducks Unlimited, Inc. all unrestricted charitable gifts are used strategically to support top conservation priorities. If you or your client has a more specific purpose in mind, please contact us toll-free: (800) 453-8257 to ensure that we can meet his/her wishes. Whether you or your client chooses to restrict a gift or not, their support will help preserve our lands and waters for future generations to enjoy.

Contact Jon Rich @ (901) 758-3763 or at jrich@ducks.org.

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Byron Liles
Gift Planning Associate
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