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Bequests

The three most common types of bequests are specific, percentage, and residual bequests.  A specific bequest is a gift of a specific dollar amount or item of value.   A percentage bequest is a gift of a certain percentage of your estate or another asset.  A residuary bequest is a gift of all or a portion of the reminder of your estate after other obligations or bequests have been satisfied.

The following wording is provided to assist you in working with your attorney, accountant and other advisers for a bequest to Fidelco.

"I give and bequeath ____% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate (or the sum of _____ dollars, $_______) to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., a Connecticut charitable corporation or its legal successors, for its general uses and purposes."

Our legal name and address:
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT  06002. 
Fidelco’s Employer Identification Number: 06-6060478. 

If you have questions or need additional information about making a bequest to Fidelco, contact donation@fidelco.org.

We recognize and welcome those who have made bequests or other planned gifts to Fidelco in our Vision Society. You will receive a distinctive pin to show our appreciation for your commitment as a “Partner for Life.” Additionally, with your permission, you will be listed in our annual report Vision Society Listing, separate from our annual donors.