Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

The following language may help you and your attorney when creating a gift in your will or trust that achieves your personal, financial, and philanthropic goals:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc., a charitable organization whose national headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the general purposes of said organization, (the sum of $_______); (____ percent of my gross estate, as determined for federal estate tax purposes); (the following property:___________); or (the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate).”

*If you are interested in supporting a specific project or program, it is best to discuss your plans with our Planned Giving Team before completing your bequest language to confirm your wishes can be met by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Please note: The policies of the Union of Concerned Scientists do not allow UCS or its representatives to serve as personal representative, executor, trustee or witness for a will or trust.

Union of Concerned Scientists
Two Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02138-3780

Federal Tax ID number: #04-2535767

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The content found on this site is general in nature and intended to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. To determine how a gift or estate planning decision might affect your particular circumstances, it is expressly recommended that you consult an attorney, financial advisor or other qualified professional.