Make a lasting investment in our future

  • Your planned gift will help us carry out our mission for many years ahead
  • Enjoy significant tax savings while providing for a cause that's meaningful to you
  • Among other plans, you can give a future gift through your estate or immediate gift that returns income
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Sample Bequest Language & Information

Name, Address & Federal I.D. Number


The official name of Guide Dogs for the Blind is "Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc."
Guide Dog's Federal Tax I.D. number is 94-1196195.
Address is P.O. Box 151200 San Rafael, California 94915

The following are examples of three outright gift provisions. We encourage you to share this information with your legal counsel, and recommend that if you are undertaking estate planning, that you do so with the consultation of an attorney.

For questions or more specific language, please call Sue Dishart, Planned Giving Officer, at 415-488-2289 or email sdishart@guidedogs.com or Joan Scott at 415-499-4073 or email jscott@guidedogs.com.

Specific Bequest to the Guide Dogs for the Blind


A specific bequest gives a specific item or specific piece of property to Guide Dogs. Such bequests are fulfilled first, before cash and residuary bequests. If you dispose of the specified property during your lifetime, there will be no bequest to Guide Dogs.

"I give ________________ (describe asset) to Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. of San Rafael, California, for its general purposes."

Cash Bequest to Guide Dogs for the Blind


A cash bequest provides Guide Dogs For the Blind with a specified sum of money from a donor's estate. These bequests are fulfilled second, after specific and before residuary bequests.

"I give _____ Dollars ($_____) to Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. of San Rafael, California, for its general purposes."

Residuary Bequest to Guide Dogs for the Blind


A residuary bequest is made from the residue, or what remains in your estate after specific and cash bequests, taxes, settlement costs and debts are satisfied.

"I give the residue (or _____ percent of the residue) of my estate (or trust) to Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. of San Rafael, California, for its general purposes."

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