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Ways of Making a Gift to AAA in Your Will or Trust

There are several ways to support the future of anthropology by making a gift to the AAA through your will or trust.

The following types of gifts allow you to designate how your estate will be distributed.

SPECIFIC BEQUEST:|
You describe exactly what you want to leave to a specific individual or organization and the designated source. If you want to leave a specific dollar amount from a specific source or a particular item (such as an antique or collector's item), this is the type of bequest that you would use.
Example: June states in her will: "I leave my stamp collection to my grandson, Gregory. I also leave my securities to AAA."

GENERAL BEQUEST:
This type of bequest does not specify the source from which it should be paid. This gives your executor the flexibility to honor the bequest from any available source.
Example: Sarah states in her will: "I leave $50,000 to my nephew, Thomas."

RESIDUARY BEQUEST:
This type of bequest is honored after all other bequests have been made, and all debts, expenses and taxes have been paid.
Example: Elaine states in her will: "I give all the rest, residue and remainder of my real and personal estate to AAA."

CONTINGENT BEQUEST:
This type of bequest is fulfilled if certain conditions are met. For instance, if your primary beneficiary does not survive you, you can indicate your next choice through a contingent designation.
Example: Stephen states in his will: "I give all the rest, residue and remainder of my real and personal estate to my wife, Joan, if she survives me; if not, then 50 percent in equal shares to my children who survive me and 50 percent to AAA." 


Suggested Legal Language

If you are considering making a charitable gift to the American Anthropological Association in your will or trust, please use the following language:

“I give to American Anthropological Association, a DC corporation with its principal offices at 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201, (the sum of $_____) (all or _____ percent of my residual estate) to be used for its general purposes.”

Other essential information for your attorney or estate planner
Name and address of the organization:
American Anthropological Association
2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1301
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 528-1902
Fax: (703) 528-3546

Tax ID number: 53-0246691
Tax Status: Not-for-profit 501(c) (3) corporation
Relationship: Non-profit organization

American Anthropological Association Planned Giving Office Contact Information:
Elaine Lynch (703) 528-1902 ext. 1166
Email: donor@americananthro.org

The information above can also be used if you are making American Anthropological Association a beneficiary of an insurance policy, retirement or financial account.

Let Us Know Your Plans:

If you have included American Anthropological Association in your estate plans, please let us know at (703) 528-1902 or donor@americananthro.org. We would like to thank you for your generous gift and commitment to the Association.

 

 



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