While planning her legacy, Marge Barron, the widow of a wounded World War II veteran, was looking for “a good home” for her home. She then realized the answer was obvious: leave it to DAV through her will. She remembers the many times her husband spoke of the importance of the charity’s services.
“He was always speaking so highly of DAV,” said Barron. “I know he would have been all for this. I think most veterans know that DAV does a lot of good things.”
When we told Barron that she would “live beyond her years” through her future gift, and improve the lives of more veterans than she could imagine, it brought a beautiful smile to her face. Plus, she loved our suggestion that the DAV Guardian Society appreciation package could include a memorial designation for her husband, Albert.
Barron used this sample bequest language with DAV’s legal name, address and tax ID:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to DAV (Disabled American Veterans), P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250, Tax ID: 31-0263158, % of my estate, or the sum of $; or the following described property ; or % of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate.”
DAV is offering a new resource for members and supporters. You can now create a no-cost will at freewill.com/DAV.
Want another easy option? Name DAV as a percentage beneficiary of a retirement account, financial account or insurance policy. Simply update your beneficiaries using DAV’s legal name, address and tax ID, listed above.
To request more information, or to inform us that you have already included DAV as a beneficiary of your will, trust or financial asset, please call Judie List Sweeney at 800-216-9802, ext. 1; email firstname.lastname@example.org; visit dav.giftplans.org; or return the attached postcard. We’d love to thank you by welcoming you to our Guardian Society. We look forward to hearing from you!