Wills & Planned Gifts

You can make a charitable donation by naming Adventure Cycling as a beneficiary in your will. The federal government encourages these gifts or bequests by allowing an unlimited estate-tax charitable deduction.

There are four ways you can make a bequest:

General Bequest

This is the most popular type of charitable bequest. You simply leave a specified dollar amount to the designated charity.

Residual Bequest

Your estate will cover all debts, taxes, expenses, and specific bequests. The remaining amount — the residue — will be transferred to Adventure Cycling.

Contingent Bequest

You can ask that Adventure Cycling receive all or a portion of your estate only under certain circumstances. For example, you can name Adventure Cycling as a beneficiary of your estate only if there are no surviving close family members. Childless couples sometimes provide for the entire estate to go to the surviving spouse, or if the spouse does not survive, to Adventure Cycling.

Percentage Bequest

You can designate a percentage of the estate or of the residual estate. If the size of the estate changes, the bequest to Adventure Cycling will change in the same proportion.

Download sample language (PDF) to use in your will to make a bequest to Adventure Cycling Association.

If you would like more information about how to use your will to accomplish your charitable objectives, please contact the Development Office, at development@adventurecycling.org or call at (406) 532-2775.

The information provided here is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult your attorney or accountant to discuss the legal or tax implications for your individual situation.

Adventure Cycling is not able to accept gift annuities at this time.