When leaving AWA in your will, you can designate a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a portion of the residual of your estate, whichever is best for your circumstances. However because of inflation, leaving a percentage of your estate will have a greater impact on our charity than a flat rate. To leave AWA in your will, simply direct your attorney to use this language:
“I give and bequeath the sum of $ __ (or, ___ percentage of my estate) to the Animal Welfare Association Inc, a New Jersey nonprofit corporation (federal ID # 22175-2792).”
All bequests pass to AWA free of estate taxes and lower the overall size of your estate for tax purposes.