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A Gift in Your Will or Living Trust: An Easy Way to Save More Children

Interested in creating a brighter future for children around the world but feeling overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check? A simple, flexible, and versatile way to ensure UNICEF can continue saving children's lives is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.

By including a bequest to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that our necessary work around the world will continue for future generations of children. Your gift also entitles your estate to an unlimited federal estate tax charitable deduction.

Why I Named the U.S. Fund in My Will: Robert Munson

Robert Munson Danny Kaye Society member

Robert Munson
Danny Kaye Society Member

My timing was perfect. In November 1984 I made a modest contribution to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. A few weeks later, I received UNICEF's first State of the World's Children report. I was stunned by what I read: 14 million infants were dying each year from preventable causes, effective treatments were available to prevent these deaths (vaccines, clean water, etc.), and UNICEF could deliver these treatments inexpensively to a broad area, involving people within the community. In this manner, UNICEF was able to reach out to "every child" and began to significantly reduce child deaths.

I feel fortunate to have learned about this new strategy from the ground up and to have followed it through the years as a witness to progress. At the time of that first report, 45,000 infants were dying every day of preventable causes. Today, thanks in part to "Believe in Zero," that number has more than halved to 21,000 a day.

The report inspired me to increase my support to the U.S. Fund. I knew without a doubt that I could make a real difference in the lives of many children. And because I wanted to make sure the battle for children's lives continued to be won long after I was gone, a few years later I named the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in my will. When my mother was my age she often remarked on the many world-changing events that had already taken place during her lifetime-from early automobiles to space travel. Reducing child mortality is a world-changing endeavor during my lifetime. I am privileged that through UNICEF I am a participant in this effort and not merely a spectator.

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Legal Name: U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Address: 125 Maiden Lane, New York, New York 10038
Federal Tax ID Number: 13-1760110

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