Sample Provisions for Making a Bequest

General Purposes: “I hereby give and bequeath to Young Life, Colorado Springs, Colo., the sum of $_________ OR ____% of the rest and residue of my estate OR the following property ________________. This gift is to be used for the general purpose of Young Life where most needed at the time the gift is received.”

Specific Designation: “I hereby give and bequeath to Young Life, Colorado Springs, Colo., the sum of $_________ OR ____% of the rest and residue of my estate OR the following property ________________. This gift is to be used for the ongoing ministry purposes of _______ (areas, regions, camps, campership, etc.). Should there no longer be a need for funding for this ministry area at the time the gift is received, Young Life may use this gift for other purposes, keeping in mind the original objectives.”

Your will should be prepared by legal counsel. Young Life has provided these sample provisions as information only.


To receive additional information, complete the confidential online
Gift Planning Information Request Form.

For all questions on how to set up credit card gifts, electronic fund transfers, a lost receipt or any other general giving questions, call Young Life Mission Assistance at (877) 438-9572.

For more information on setting up a planned gift to benefit Young Life, please contact:

Jeff Rudder
Director of Donor Services
Young Life Foundation
P.O. Box 520
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0520
Phone: (800) 813-1945
Fax: (719) 381-1740
E-mail: inquiries@foundation.younglife.org

*The information contained herein is for explanatory purposes only and is not intended to be used as tax advice. Young Life recommends that you contact a professional tax advisor who can provide you with additional information on how your participation in the above program may affect your personal tax situation.