Make a gift to Special Olympics Southern California in your will or trust


Explore the many ways you can help meet your financial goals, support your family, and maximize your philanthropic giving through sound and timely gift planning.

Contact us today to learn more about how bequests and planned giving can benefit you, Special Olympics Southern California and our local athletes.

Next Steps

  1. Contact us at 562.502.1100 or info@sosc.org for additional information on bequests, or to discuss options for including Special Olympics Southern California in your will or estate plans.

  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.

  3. To include Special Olympics Southern California in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID listed below.

    Legal Name: Special Olympics Southern California
    Address: 1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200, Long Beach 90810
    Federal Tax ID Number: 95-4538450

  4. Notify Special Olympics Southern California of your intentions via email at info@sosc.org or call 562.502.1100.

TYPES of Gifts

There are a number of ways you can make an impactful gift to Special Olympics Southern California

Specific Bequest

A specific bequest involves making a gift of a specified dollar amount. For example, you may wish to leave a $20,000 gift to Special Olympics Southern California.

Percentage Bequest

A percentage bequest is another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specified percentage of your overall estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 25% of your estate to Special Olympics Southern California.

Residual Bequest

A residual bequest is made from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has distributed each of the specific bequests. A common residual bequest involves leaving a percentage of the residue of the estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 25% of the residue of your estate to Special Olympics Southern California.

Contingent Bequest

A contingent bequest is made to charity only if the purpose of the primary bequest cannot be met. For example, you plan to leave $10,000 to a relative, but the bequest language could provide that if the relative is not alive at the time of your death, the dollars would go to Special Olympics Southern California.

Other Options

A variety of other planned giving options are available. Please consult your attorney or professional advisor to determine the best method for achieving your philanthropic goals while planning for your family’s financial future. We recommend that you contact the development office at Special Olympics Southern California to inform them of your plans and the intent of your gift. The information on this website is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice, please consult your attorney.

Benefits to Leaving a Gift

in Your Will or Trust to Special Olympics Southern California

A gift in your will or trust is generally a revocable gift, which means it can be changed or modified at any time.

You can choose to designate that such a gift be used for a general or specific purpose so you have the peace of mind knowing that your gift will be used as intended.

Gifts in your will or trust are exempt from federal estate taxes. If you have a taxable estate, the estate tax charitable deduction may offset or eliminate federal estate taxes, resulting in a larger inheritance for your heirs.

Always consult with your legal or financial advisor to determine how your estate will be impacted by current tax regulations.

Suggested Language for Gifts in Your Will or Trust

There are a number of ways you can make an impactful gift to Special Olympics Southern California


Specific Bequest

If you are considering making an outright bequest to Special Olympics Southern California, we recommend the following language:

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics Southern California, a California not-for-profit corporation with its principal offices at 1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200, Long Beach 90810, (the sum of $_______ or _____% of my residuary estate) to be used for the general purposes of the organization.

This gift shall be used as the Special Olympics Southern California Board of Directors, in its discretion, believes to be appropriate to further the mission of the Special Olympics Southern California. Federal Tax ID # 95-4538450.

Percentage Bequest

If you are considering making a bequest of a percentage of your estate to Special Olympics Southern California, we recommend the following language:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to Special Olympics Southern California, a nonprofit organization located at 1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200, Long Beach 90810, Federal Tax ID #95-4538450, for Special Olympics Southern California’s general use and purpose.

Residual Bequest

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics Southern California, a nonprofit organization located at 1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200, Long Beach 90810, Federal Tax ID #954538450, ALL OR A PERCENTAGE of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for Special Olympics Southern California’s general use and purpose.

Contingent Bequest

If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics Southern California, a nonprofit organization located 1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200, Long Beach 90810, Federal Tax ID #954538450, (the sum of $_______ or _____% of my residuary estate) to be used for Special Olympics Southern California's general use and purpose.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions about how to make a gift in your will or trust to Special Olympics Southern California or to request any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney as you consider making a gift to us.

If you have included a gift for Special Olympics Southern California in your estate plan, please contact us to let us know. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your intention.

Contact information info@sosc.org or call 562.502.1100

To make a bequest to Special Olympics Southern California you should consult your attorney. Feel free to contact our office for basic bequest language or other pertinent information to assist you and your attorney with this process.