Remembering AATJ in Your Will

Making a bequest is a way of supporting AATJ that enables individual donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income. Such gifts help to ensure the future of the organization and to support the profession.

One of the easiest ways to provide a gift is through a provision in your will to leave a specific amount of money; a specific asset such as stocks, bonds, works of art, or real estate; or a percentage of your estate to AATJ. A bequest is a provision that anyone can make. Your attorney can help you with the wording, or you can use something like the following:

I hereby give and bequeath to the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, Inc., a nonprofit corporation organized and operating under the laws of the State of Colorado, tax identification number #39-1481425, ______________ (insert dollar amount, percentage of estate, or exact description of property), to be used for the general purposes of the Association (or for the specific purpose of ____  [insert program or purpose]).

All gifts to AATJ are used to carry out the services and programs of the association. Unrestricted support is the most flexible and therefore the most helpful, although your bequest may be for a stated purpose such as professional development for teachers, Bridging Scholarships for student study abroad, or another AATJ program of special interest to you.

Please consider this form of support for the AATJ now — or in the future.