Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting gift to the Matthew Shepard Foundation. In doing so, you leave a legacy to the Foundation and your community while preserving and enjoying the assets you may need during your lifetime. You can leave a bequest by adding to an existing will or drafting a new one. A bequest can also be made by naming the Matthew Shepard Foundation as the beneficiary of your IRA, trust, or other retirement account or life insurance policy. Recommended language for inclusion in your will is provided below.
After fulfilling any other provisions, I give, devise, and bequeath ____% of the residue and remainder of my estate (or $_____ if a specific amount) to the Matthew Shepard Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization (Tax ID # 31-1640047) located at 800 18th Street, Suite 301., Denver, CO 80202.