If you’re interested in supporting DMARC through a legacy gift, please consider a simple bequest as part of your will. Please consult with your attorney and financial planner to ensure what type of gift best meets your needs.
Will or Trust Bequest Language
“I give, devise and bequeath to DMARC (Des Moines Area Religious Council), a not-for-profit corporation, existing under the laws of the State of Iowa, and located in Des Moines, Iowa, __________________(percent of my estate, dollars, property, securities, etc.) to be used for general purposes at DMARC.”
If you would like to donate towards DMARC’s endowment with a portion of the annual income designated to the Food Pantry Network, you can express your wishes this way:
“I give, devise and bequeath to DMARC (Des Moines Area Religious Council), a not-for-profit corporation, existing under the laws of the State of Iowa, and located in Des Moines, Iowa, __________________(percent of my estate, dollars, property, securities, etc.) to be used for DMARC’s Endowment and utilized for DMARC’s Food Pantry Network.”
Include a “saving clause” in your will in case something happens making it impossible for DMARC to carry out your wishes exactly as stated in your will. A “saving clause” might read as follows:
“In the event any provision of this bequest shall become void, illegal, impractical, unnecessary or impossible of performance because of the laws or social or economic conditions which determines shall be made by the Board of Directors of DMARC, and as a result thereof, the Board shall then determine the best use of the bequest in keeping with the original intent of the donor.”
Legal Name: Des Moines Area Religious Council
Federal Tax-Identification Number: 42-0788211
Year Founded: 1952
Year Incorporated: 1957
DMARC is an Iowa nonprofit corporation exempted from federal income taxation as a section 501 (c) (3) publicly supported charity.
For further assistance contact:
Leslie L. Garman, CFRE, Director of Development & Outreach
DMARC – 1435 Mulberry Street – Des Moines, IA 50309
This information is not intended as legal or tax advice for such advice, please consult and attorney or tax advisor.