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Many people who support ANA and the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) say they derive great satisfaction from their generosity and would like to do more. The Foundation can suggest creative ways to support the American Nurses Foundation that you might not have considered. This is a free service provided by the Foundation; there is no cost to help you plan your estate. Some examples of those planned gift vehicles are...

  • Outright Gifts
  • Bequests
  • Stocks
  • Various charitable gift annuities and trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Tangible personal property
  • Certificates of deposit
  • Retirement plan assets
See below

There are many ways that you, your loved ones, and nurses and their patients can benefit from including the American Nurses Foundation in your estate plans. Please note that this information is not intended as legal or financial advice.

You can receive more information by contacting Kate Judge, Kate.Judge@ana.org


Example Bequest Language

The following includes several examples of suggested bequest wording to benefit the American Nurses Foundation. The Foundation, an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation founded in 1955, is dedicated to transforming the health of the nation through the power of nurses.

Each individual situation is unique and, therefore, these examples include only some of the possible gift opportunities. We encourage you to share your final will provision with the Foundation’s Office to ensure that your wishes will be properly followed and recognized.

To assist you with your plans, we can provide sample language for the program or area you wish to support. This confidential service is available to you without obligation.

To request specialized language for a will or trust, please contact Kate Judge, Kate.Judge@ana.org


Percentage of Estate- For unrestricted purposes

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the American Nurses Foundation, a nonprofit, non-stock Maryland corporation with its principal office in Silver Spring, Maryland, _____ percent (%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate as an unrestricted gift to be used in the area of greatest need at the time the gift is received.

I may choose at a later date to enter into a separate agreement between myself and the Foundation related to the use of this gift and would request that the Foundation utilize the gift in accordance with the terms of that agreement.


Percentage of Estate- For a specific purpose

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the American Nurses Foundation, a nonprofit, non-stock Maryland corporation with its principal office in Silver Spring, Maryland, _____percent ( %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for _______________ at the Foundation. It is understood and agreed that should the purpose for which this bequest is instituted cease to exist, then the Foundation may devote said bequest for such other uses and purposes as it determines to be in accordance with my original intent in making this gift.


Specific Amount- For unrestricted purposes

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the American Nurses Foundation, a nonprofit, non-stock Maryland corporation with its principal office in Silver Spring, Maryland, the sum of _______ dollars ($ ) as an unrestricted gift to be used in the area of greatest need at the time the gift is received.

I may choose at a later date to enter into a separate agreement between myself and the Foundation related to the use of this gift and would request that the Foundation and the University utilize the gift in accordance with the terms of that agreement.


Specific Amount- For a specific purpose

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the American Nurses Foundation, a nonprofit, non-stock Maryland corporation with its principal offices in Silver Spring, Maryland, the sum of __________ dollars ($ ) to be used for _____________________________at the Foundation.

It is understood and agreed that should the purpose for which this bequest is instituted cease to exist, then the Foundation may devote said bequest for such other uses and purposes as it determines to be in accordance with my original intent in making this gift.

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