Planned Giving

Planned Giving

A Bequest to the USO

Remembering the USO in your will benefits the organization and its constituents – America's troops and their families – in many ways and enables you to leave a legacy of support. These gifts help to establish, or maintain, USO centers around the world, where our servicemen and women can stay connected to loved ones back home or just relax and enjoy downtime. Donors who leave a legacy gift to the USO ensure that our vital programs and services continue through the years and help provide funding for new initiatives. As the U.S. military continues its rich history of serving our nation during both war and peace time, the USO is committed to providing long-term support to the military community because it is our core mission: To Lift the Spirits of America's Troops and Their Families.

The simplest and most cost-effective way to provide for the future of the USO is to make an unrestricted gift to the organization. This permits the USO to use your gift wherever it is most needed at the time and assures that your funds will be used in the most efficient and effective way possible. To make an unrestricted gift, simply indicate in your will that the USO is to be a beneficiary, listing the organization by its formal name and legal address:

United Service Organizations, Inc.
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22201

Planned Giving: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I leave a bequest to the USO?
A: All that is necessary is to name the USO in your will as a beneficiary, citing the organization's legal name and address.

Q: What are the USO's legal name and address?
A: United Service Organizations, Inc.
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22201

Q: Is the USO a tax-exempt charitable organization?
A: Yes. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that we are currently exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Q: What is the USO's tax ID number?
A: 13-1610451

Q: What is meant by a planned gift?
A: Essentially, a planned gift is a deferred gift. In making a planned gift, a donor decides to give at some future date, years from now or after the donor is deceased.

Q: Do I need to specify a specific amount to be left to the USO?
A: Not necessarily. You can either specify an amount or a percentage of your estate. If you make specific bequests to family members and/or friends, you may prefer to leave the USO a percentage of the residuary.

Q: Can I support a specific USO program with my bequest?
A: That is certainly a possibility, and we would be glad to provide you with information about our current array of programs and services. However, because programs change over time, we recommend that you consider making an unrestricted gift.

Q: Does the USO offer planned giving options such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, pooled income funds and similar vehicles?
A: The USO does not offer such arrangements at this time.

Q: Can I leave stock or other appreciated assets to the USO in my will?
A: Yes. Generous donors have bequeathed to us stock, houses and other real property, and even an oil well.

Q: Can I bequeath funds from an IRA, life insurance policy or other investment account?
A: Yes, certainly.

Q: Does the USO offer estate planning advice?
A: No. For such advice, please consult an attorney or financial planning professional.

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