Bequests and Wills

Protect choice for the next generation. 

As an advocate for reproductive health, you’re already thinking about the future.   

By including MSI United States in your estate planning, you can ensure that your generosity will continue to transform lives for generations to come. You’ll get to decide what kind of legacy you will leave, and you’ll be taking care of your family by creating a plan for the transfer of your assets to the people and causes that are most important to you. Making these decisions while you’re living is an incredible gift to your family and to the world. 

We couldn’t do our work without the forward-thinking generosity of legacy donors. Around the world, people like you have chosen to include MSI in their estate planning, and their partnership makes our work possible. 

There’s a lot of misconceptions about legacy giving: that is complicated, costly, or only worth doing if you have significant, complex assets to manage. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We all benefit from taking the time to think about the challenging questions of estate planning, and there’s no minimum threshold for leaving a legacy. 

Types of Legacy Gifts 

As you consider what your legacy will be, we recommend speaking with your own advisors – like a lawyer, wealth advisor, or accountant – to identify the best strategies for achieving your estate planning goals. It’s important to consider the tax implications for your family and heirs, as well your philanthropic objectives, so that you can leave a clear plan for your loved ones. We can’t provide tax or legal advice, but we’re always ready to talk about how your legacy gift can make a difference now and for years to come. 

Bequests & Wills 

This is a preferred way to establish your philanthropic legacy. You can name MSI United States alongside other beneficiaries in your will. This can be as simple as including the following sample language in your new or updated will – and you can update your plans at any time. 

Sample language: 

“I [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath the sum of $_________ or _________ percent of my estate to MSI United States, a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution incorporated in the State of Virginia with a business address of PO Box 35528  Washington, DC 20033 and a tax identification number of 54-1901882 for its unrestricted use and purpose.” 

Beneficiary Designation 

Do you have a donor-advised fund, retirement plan, or life insurance policy? These assets are governed by a beneficiary designation, and you can name MSI US as a beneficiary of this type of asset. There can be an added tax benefit to donating one of these assets to a charitable organization, since this would qualify as a tax-deductible gift. When you speak with your plan administrator, wealth advisor, accountant, or lawyer, you can decide what’s the best approach to distributing these assets. 

Similarly, you can designate a charitable organization like MSI US as the beneficiary of nank accounts and investment accounts. 

Charitable Trusts and Annuities 

These types of legacy gifts can generate income for you and your family, while also planning to support your favorite causes. There’s a whole world of strategies for this type of charitable gift planning, including charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder unitrusts. We work with advisors to facilitate these types of gifts, ensuring that your goals are met and our operational costs remain low. You can reach out to us at to discuss further. 

Let’s talk about your goals 

We would be honored to discuss your estate planning objectives and philanthropic priorities. Whether you’ve already included MSI US in your will, or you’re wondering about the best strategy for supporting our work, we would love to hear from you. 

Legacy giving isn’t just about what may happen in the future. It’s about what you value, right now. We consider our legacy donors to be some of our most important partners and collaborators, and we want to hear from you.  

Your generosity will transform the future – and your partnership today will protect choice for tomorrow and beyond. Contact us at and we’ll get back to you right away. By letting us know about your intentions to support MSI through a legacy gift, we can work with you to ensure that your generosity makes the biggest impact during your lifetime and beyond. 

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Make check payable to MSI United States
PO Box 35528
Washington, DC 20033

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