Wills and Bequests

Remembering The American Ireland Fund in your will is a way of offering significant support to Ireland. 

Through a bequest you can also elect to honor a loved one, or a beloved region of Ireland where your ancestors left to start their lives in America. Advantages include: 

  • Simplicity. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. 
  • Flexibility. Since you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can adjust your gift at any time. 
  • Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate. 
Your bequest, whether it is money or property, provides lasting support while providing tax benefits to your estate. Giving by bequest costs nothing now, yet it gives you a great comfort to know that your future gift will live on.

Additional Ways to Give

The American Ireland Fund can help you identify the best options to realize your philanthropic vision.  In addition to bequests, there are many other tax-efficient options to choose from: 
  • Cash Gifts 
  • Establishment of a Donor Advised Fund  
  • Gift of Securities 
  • Real Estate  
  • Gifts of Life Insurance 
  • Life Income Gifts  
  • Gifts of Personal Property, Such as Art Work, Rare Books, etc.
For advice in relation to tax planning, we recommend you consult a professional tax advisor to ensure you can maximize your generosity to The American Ireland Fund.

In many cases, The American Ireland Fund may not be aware that you are considering leaving a gift in your will.  Please contact us to let us know of your intentions so that we can in turn, acknowledge and honor your future contribution.  Your legacy gift will be treated with care.

The American Ireland Fund is a tax-exempt organization, incorporated under the laws of the United States and has been determined by the IRS to be a public charity under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The American Ireland Fund’s tax ID # is 25-1306992


For more information on making a lasting gift to The American Ireland Fund please contact
Tom O’Leary - Chief Operating Officer
The American Ireland Fund 
211 Congress Street, 10th Floor 
Boston, MA 02110 
T – 617-574-0720 
F – 617-574-0730