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KUOW's Bequest Language

An excellent way for you to support KUOW's mission is to leave us a bequest in your will. Our organization's legal name is KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio and our federal tax ID number is 91-2079402.

Types of Bequests



Specific Bequest. A specific bequest involves making a gift of a specific asset such as real estate, a car, other property or a gift for a specific dollar amount.

Percentage Bequest. Another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specific percentage of your overall estate to charity.

Residual Bequest. A residual bequest is made from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has given away each of the specific bequests. A common residual bequest involves leaving a percentage of the residue of the estate to charity.

Contingent Bequest. A contingent bequest is made to charity only if the purpose of the primary bequest cannot be met. For example, you could leave specific property, such as a vacation home, to a relative, but the bequest language could provide that if the relative is not alive at the time of your death, the vacation home will go to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.

Bequest Language


In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to KUOW in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.

1. Specific Bequest

If you are considering making an outright bequest to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, we recommend the following language:

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, a nonprofit organization located at 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle, WA, 98105, Federal Tax ID #91-2079402, for KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio's general use and purpose.

2. Percentage Bequest

If you are considering making a bequest of a percentage of your estate to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, we recommend the following language:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, a nonprofit organization located at 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle, WA, 98105, Federal Tax ID #91-2079402, for KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio's general use and purpose.

3. Residual Bequest

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, a nonprofit organization located at 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle, WA, 98105, Federal Tax ID #91-2079402, ALL OR A PERCENTAGE of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio's general use and purpose.

4. Contingent Bequest

If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, a nonprofit organization located at 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle, WA, 98105, Federal Tax ID #91-2079402, DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to be used for KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio's general use and purpose.

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