Leave a Legacy

If you would like to extend your support of Committee on the Shelterless to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from. We recommend seeking the advice of trusted legal council specializing in planned gifts.

FAQ about Legacy Giving at COTS

What is your legal name, tax ID number, and address?

  • Legal name: Committee on the Shelterless
  • Federal tax ID number: 68-0176855
  • Address: COTS, P.O. Box 2744, Petaluma, CA 94953

Does COTS have an endowment?

Yes. Our endowment is held by the Community Foundation Sonoma County. Information about our endowment can be obtained from the Foundation or by contacting us.

How will my gift be recognized during my lifetime?

By indicating your intent to make a planned gift to COTS, you have joined the COTS Legacy Society. This special society emphasizes the vital importance of planned gifts which secure the future of COTS.

What language should I use in designating COTS in my estate plans?

The foregoing sample language is intended only as a general guide for those preparing wills or trusts.  COTS encourages individuals to retain competent counsel to assist in the development of an estate plan.

“I give (describe dollar amount, property to be given or proportion of residuary estate) to the Committee on the Shelterless, a nonprofit California organization with its principal offices in Petaluma, California, in the County of Sonoma, to be used for the benefit of the organization in such a manner as the Board of Directors may elect.”

If I have questions about planned giving, who do I contact at COTS?

Thank you for considering COTS in making your plans for your legacy. Please contact Jamieson Bunn, Director of Development, with any questions: 707.765.6530 x 100 or jbunn@cots.org.