Should I ask the charity to make the receipt for 'The Estate of Ms X'? I'd like to make a contribution on behalf of my late mother.

She passed away in 12/ 2014. I am now (02/ 2015) preparing to file her estate return. Also, any portion of the charitable contribution that isn't used on her final return is carried back up to five (5) years, correct? Thanks in advance to the community.

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I usually tell the charity whom you wish the contribution to be in memory of.Then advise them
where you wish & to whom you wish the receipt to be sent.
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