Sample Gift Language


Sample gift language

To give a gift in your will or trust for Children International, please use the following language:

Residual gift language

A residual gift comes to Children International after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:

I give the sum of _______ (or ___% of the residue of my estate) to Children International (Tax ID #44-6005794), 2000 East Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131-3699,) for its charitable purposes, including without limitation for _________ and for the continued sponsorship support of my then sponsored children.

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Specific gift language

Naming Children International as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:

I give the sum of $___________ (or asset) to Children International (Tax ID #44-6005794), 2000 East Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131-3699,) for its charitable purposes, including without limitation for _________ and for the continued sponsorship support of my then sponsored children.

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Contingent gift language

Children International can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:

If [insert name] is not living at the time of my demise, I give the sum of $ _______ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to Children International (Tax ID #44-6005794), 2000 East Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131-3699,) for its charitable purposes, including without limitation for _________ and for the continued sponsorship support of my then sponsored children.

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Customized language

If you or your attorney would like Children International to provide you with customized language that is specific to your goal and interest, please contact Ryan Owen, Director of Global Philanthropy and Gift Planning, at legacy@children.org or 816-943-3828.