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Bequest Language

Thank you for considering including Mercy Corps as a beneficiary in your estate plans. Following is sample language that you and your advisors can use to make a gift to Mercy Corps.

Legal Name and Address
Mercy Corps
PO Box 2669
Portland, OR 97208-2669

Tax ID No. 91-1148123

Bequest Language

Specific Bequest
"I give $______ (or describe the real or personal property) to Mercy Corps, a nonprofit corporation of the State of Washington, headquartered in Oregon, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors."

Residuary Bequest
"I give to Mercy Corps, a nonprofit corporation of the State of Washington, headquartered in Oregon, all (or ___%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors."

Contingent Bequest
Mercy Corps would receive a gift from your estate if, and only if, one or more of your named beneficiaries does not survive you.

"I give $___ to (name of beneficiary). If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, this bequest will lapse and pass to Mercy Corps, a nonprofit corporation of the State of Washington, headquartered in Oregon, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors."

Restricted Gift
If you are interested in supporting a specific Mercy Corps program, please contact Rick Downey for bequest language to ensure your wishes are carried out. For additional information and assistance, please contact Planned Giving Director, Rick Downey, toll free at 1-855-MERCY88 or rdowney@sea.mercycorps.org.

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