Tuesday, Sep 02nd

Last update05:18:13 AM GMT

You are here Donate! Wills/Trusts/Insurance

Donate By Wills, Trusts, and Life Insurance

E-mail Print PDF

Support Our Heroes®

Donate Online | Donate by Mail | More donation Options

  • 2012 - $21,500,000+ in goods & services provided to the troops with 0.79% overhead
  • 2011 - $23,000,000+ in goods & services provided to the troops with 0.85% overhead.
  • 2010 - $12,000,000+ in goods & services provided to the troops with 1.6% overhead.
  • 2009 - $7,000,000+ in goods & services provided to the troops with 1.3% overhead.
  • 2008 - $6,000,000+ in goods & services provided to the troops with 3.3% overhead.
  • 2007 - $5,000,000+ in goods & services provided to the troops with 4.7% overhead
DonateEstate

Insurance. One way to donate to Support Our Troops® is to name this organization as the beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance plan.  This is a low-cost option, and your premium payments may be tax-deductible.  For the insurance policy payments to be tax-deductible Support Our Troops® TIN 33-1112829 must be named as the owner and beneficiary of the insurance policy.

Trusts and Wills.  Another way to donate is to make a bequest in your Will or Trust.  You can donate to Support Our Troops® through your estate planning by naming  Support Our Troops, Inc., TIN 33-1112829, in your Will for a specific amount or a percentage share in your estate.  You may also name Support Our Troops® as the beneficiary of your estate after the payment of bequests to others. The process is very simple.

Sample Language

The following are suggested forms that may be used by a testator or lawyer when writing a gift to the programs of Support Our Troops®.

A Specific Legacy. "I give and bequeath my collection of military memorabilia to Support Our Troops, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, TIN 33-1112829."

An Unrestricted Gift. "I give and bequeath to Support Our Troops, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, TIN 33-1112829,  the sum of $___  (or ___ % of my estate; or the property described herein) for its general purposes."

A Restricted Gift. (SOT requires a minimum gift of $25,000 for a restricted bequest).  "I give and bequeath to Support Our Troops, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, TIN 33-1112829, the sum of $___ (or ___% of my estate) to be used for [specify purpose]. If in the opinion of the board of directors of the SOT, the income or principal cannot be used for the purposes described herein, they may use the principal or income or both for a different but related purpose which best serves the intent of the bequest."

Important: SOT suggests that you consult with your legal advisors in the drafting of your Trust or Will.  The above information is general information, not specific legal advice for your situation, and not  a substitute for professional legal counsel. Your legal counsel can advise you on the most appropriate way to remember Support Our Troops®

Donor Privacy Policy | Uniform Charity Notice | Donation Security