Bequests and Estate Planning

Leave a Legacy for Appalachia

Naming Appalachian Voices in your will is an extraordinary way to leave an enduring legacy for Appalachia. A planned gift enables you to make a significant contribution that may not be possible during your lifetime. A bequest can take various forms: an outright gift, a percentage of your estate, or listing Appalachian Voices as a beneficiary of your insurance policy and/or stock holdings.

The following recommended language can be added to your will by your attorney, wealth advisor, or on your own. For assistance with leaving a bequest for Appalachian Voices, or for any information about planned giving options, please contact Susan Kruse at susan@appvoices.org or (434) 293-6373.

How to Include Appalachian Voices in Your Will

It is important to discuss your estate plans with your attorney and include the appropriate legal language in your will. However, we have provided sample language you may use below.

If you wish to name Appalachian Voices in your will or estate plan, the organization should be named as:
Appalachian Voices, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the state of North Carolina, with a principal business address of 589 West King Street, Boone, NC, 28607. The organization’s Federal Tax Identification Number is 56-2049956.

To leave all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate to Appalachian Voices, suggested language is:
I give and bequeath to Appalachian Voices, 589 West King Street, Boone, NC, 28607, Federal Tax ID 56-2049956, all [or a percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal.

To leave a specific amount or percentage of your estate to Appalachian Voices, suggested language is:
I give and bequeath to Appalachian Voices, 589 West King Street, Boone, NC, 28607, Federal Tax ID 56-2049956, [##] percent of my estate.

Alternatively, if you choose to leave a dollar amount:
I give and bequeath to Appalachian Voices, 589 West King Street, Boone, NC, 28607, Federal Tax ID 56-2049956, the sum of $[##].

Please contact us if you have included or intend to leave Appalachian Voices in your planned giving. Thank you for your gift.