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The Salvation Army

Tax ID Number: 36-2167910

Suggested Legal Language for Estate Gifts

I give to THE SALVATION ARMY, an Illinois Corporation, located in (City), (State) to be used only in (City), (State), _____ percentage of the value of my estate, including cash, securities and real estate to be used for general operating purposes.

You can name THE SALVATION ARMY, an Illinois Corporation, as beneficiary of any of the following assets:
Retirement Plan Home, Farm or Vacation Home
Life Insurance Savings and Checking Accounts
Commercial Annuity Brokerage and Mutual Fund Accounts
Certificates of Deposit Tangible Personal Property


The following is suggested language for restricted bequests to the permanent endowment fund.
I give to The Salvation Army (Tax #36-2167910), a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the state of Illinois and located in Hoffman Estates, IL: (choose one)
  • _____% of my estate or
  • the sum of $ _______   or
  • all my right, title, and interest in the following described property: _________________   or
  • all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for _____________________ Fund.
Details for the management and administration of this fund are contained in the Fund Agreement between The Salvation Army and _______________.  The designation of the preferences for which this gift is to be used shall not be constructed as requiring the administration of this gift as a trust, the furnishing of bonds, or the making of annual reports for the court.
In the event The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, determines that the use of this gift for the preferences stated is no longer legal, practical, or possible of performance, or for other good and lawful reason, then said preferences should be changed, and The Salvation Army shall use this fund for such purposes as it, in its sole discretion, determines will best promote the mission of The Salvation Army.


To any of the suggested language listed above, the following can be added to ensure your gift is directed according to your wishes:

Restricted Gift: "to be used for _________________ (designate purpose: feeding programs, camp, disaster services, or other specific programs or ministries)."

Honor or Memorial Gift: "in honor of or memory of _________________ (designate name of person/s to be honored)."

Please include our legal name, address and tax ID listed below.

The Salvation Army 
Kansas & Western Missouri Division
3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111-2503
Tax ID Number: 36-2167910

Thank you for considering a gift to The Salvation Army in your planning. We trust the above designations will help you and your professional advisor achieve your desired philanthropic goals. We would appreciate being informed of your gift so that we can properly express our thanks.
For more information call - 816-968-0365
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