A will or living trust allows you to decide who will receive your assets when you pass away. Without one, the State of Colorado (or state of residence) will make these decisions for you. Colorado intestacy law provides a standard formula to distribute property in the absence of a will or living trust. Rarely does this formula match a person’s true wishes.
If appropriate, you can include a gift to Cancer League of Colorado Foundation through your estate. A charitable bequest to Cancer League can specify a dollar amount or percentage of your estate. These gifts come on all shapes and sizes, and each will help support our efforts to defeat cancer in all its forms.
Sample bequest language:
“I give to Cancer League of Colorado Foundation, Inc., a Colorado non-profit corporation, the sum of $_______ [or ______% of my estate; or the property described herein], for its general purposes.”
Please discuss this option with your attorney. If appropriate, we would be happy to send you free printed information about bequests and estate planning – simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, should your plans come to include Cancer League of Colorado Foundation, please share this good news with us. We would love the opportunity to thank you for your kind support.