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Wills and Bequests

Charitable bequests enable individuals to make significant gifts that they may not have been able to make during life.  A bequest by will allows a donor to support The OSA Foundation’s mission while reducing their taxable estate.  A bequest may provide The OSA Foundation with a specific dollar amount or property, a percentage of the estate, a residual amount, or a contingency bequest. 
 
Please notify the OSA Foundation if you have included us in your estate plans so we may recognize you through the Optics Trust.
 
For more information on ways to make a gift to the OSA Foundation, please contact the Foundation at +1.202.416.1985 or email Seth Schermer: sschermer@osa.org
 
Sample Language
 
Remainder of Estate
“I give, devise, and bequeath to The OSA Foundation, Inc. TAX I.D. 71-0913500 all [or state the fraction or percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal.  The OSA Foundation, Inc. may be contacted at 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC, USA 20036, +1.202.416.1985
 
Specific Amount
“I give, devise, and bequeath $_____ to The OSA Foundation, Inc. Tax I.D. 71-0913500.  The OSA Foundation may be contacted at 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC, USA 20036, +1.202.416.1985.
 
We strongly advise consulting with a professional tax advisor or estate planning expert when planning an estate-related gift.