Legacy of Thanks

The USO of Missouri is proud of supporting our troops and their families for 35 years. We have been the beneficiary of, and owe much of our growth and progress to, the generosity of people passionate about our military and their families and with a deep commitment to our mission.

As we approach our 35th anniversary, we are pleased to announce the establishment of our Legacy of Thanks Society. It will recognize those who invest in the future of the USO of Missouri through gifts in their estate plans. You will be included in special events planned as part of the 35th anniversary celebration.

Now, more than ever, Planned Gifts are needed to ensure and expand the services being provided to our military and their families. Larry Stelter, Chairman of The Stelter Company, calls Planned Gifts “stop-and-think-gifts”. They require more understanding and thought than simply writing a check.

For more information on how to include the USO of Missouri in your estate plans, please refer to the articles below. Our goal is to help you learn ways to preserve what’s important to you, take care of people you love and leave a legacy through charities you support. It’s important that your wishes are clearly understood so that they are carried out as you intend. It is recommended that you involve your family as well as your legal and financial advisors in your decisions.

If you would like to inform us of your Planned Gift, have questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Kathy O’Connor, Executive Director, 314-427-0666, koconnor@usomissouri.org
Chris Trotter, Development Director, 314-429-0013, ctrotter@usomissouri.org

Additional Information on Planned Giving

Legal Name: USO of Missouri, Inc.
Tax-Identification Number: 43-1237410

Bequest wording would include:

Unrestricted Bequest
“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise, and bequeath to The USO of Missouri, (a) the sum of $___________, or (b) ______% of my estate to be used for unrestricted general purposes.”

Residuary Bequest
“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to The USO of Missouri, (a) all or (b) _____% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for unrestricted generalpurposes.”

Contingent Bequest
If the above named legatees or devisees (or beneficiaries) should predecease me, then “I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], hereby give, devise and bequeath the same to The USO of Missouri, to be used for unrestricted general purposes.”