Charitable Bequests

Charitable Bequests

A bequest is a gift made to Amnesty International (AIUSA) through your will. This is an excellent and easy way to make a tangible statement of how you value human rights.

Bequests can be for a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of your estate. You can also provide a contingent bequest, which would be honored only if other beneficiaries predecease you. Your gift may be in the form of cash, stocks, bonds, or other personal property. Your estate will receive an estate tax charitable deduction for the full amount of your cash bequest to AIUSA or for the fair market value of other donated assets. For sample bequest language and Amnesty’s correct legal name.

Suggested legal language for making a bequest to AIUSA:

For a bequest of a specific sum:

"I give, devise and bequeath to Amnesty International of the U.S.A., Inc. , currently located at 5 Penn Plaza 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001, the sum of $________________ for its general purposes."

For a bequest of a percentage of the estate:

" I give, devise and bequeath to Amnesty International of the U.S.A., Inc. , currently located at 5 Penn Plaza 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001, _______ percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its general purposes."

For a contingent bequest:

" If any of the above-named beneficiaries should predecease me, I hereby bequeath his or her share to Amnesty International of the U.S.A., Inc., currently located at 5 Penn Plaza 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001, to be used for its general purposes."

Amnesty International USA's Federal Tax Identification Number is 52-0851555.