A gift through your will or living trust is one of the most effective ways to provide for MSF's future. You may wish to leave MSF:

  • a stated dollar amount
  • a percentage of your residual estate (what remains after debts, expenses, taxes, and specific bequests have been paid) or
  • a specific asset, such as securities or other marketable property

A gift to MSF in your will or living trust allows you to retain your assets during your lifetime. In addition, your estate, if large enough to pay estate taxes, would benefit from a charitable estate tax deduction.

Unrestricted gifts give us the greatest flexibility to use funds where they are needed most at any given time.

A portion of all gifts is used for administrative and fundraising expenses. We strive to keep these as low as possible and in recent years, over 85% of all donations has been dedicated to program services.

Naming Information

Your attorney may request the following information:

Legal Name:

Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc.


40 Rector St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Tax ID #:


Nonprofit Status:

501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established in New York on 9/2/87

This sample language may be of assistance:

"I give and bequeath to Doctors Without Borders, USA, Inc., 40 Rector Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10006 [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] [ _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes."

We hope that you will let us know when you have named MSF in your will or trust so that we may thank you and include you in our Legacy Society.

Benefits of a Gift Through Your Will or Trust

  • Retain control of your assets during your lifetime
  • Support for MSF's programs far into the future
  • Possible estate tax deduction

Notification Form

To notify us of your intention of a future gift through your will or living trust, please complete and submit the Bequest Intention Form.

To learn more or to notify MSF of your bequest, please contact Lauren Ford, Planned Giving Officer, at 212-763-5750 or lauren.ford@newyork.msf.org.

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