Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

The following language may help you and your attorney when drawing up a bequest that meets your needs.

“I give to the American Lung Association, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Gifts with a designated purpose

To designate the gift in your will for a particular purpose, you may add, “to be used to benefit the American Lung Association’s ___.” (research, HelpLine, youth programs, advocacy, for example). In the event that the program is no longer operating, or the American Lung Association is otherwise unable to meet this restriction, the American Lung Association may use the gift where it is needed most at the time it is received. It is best to discuss your plans with our gift planning staff before completing your bequest language to confirm your wishes can be met by the American Lung Association.

Legal name: American Lung Association
Address: 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601
Federal Tax ID number: 13-1632524

Please note: The policies of the American Lung Association do not allow the American Lung Association or its representatives to serve as personal representative, executor, trustee or witness for a will or trust.

Please let us know if you’ve included a gift for the American Lung Association in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.