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Endowed Gifts

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A gift directed to The Wilderness Society endowment provides the basis for a sustainable future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with immediate and long-term impact.

Here's how it works: Gifts to the endowment are invested, and a portion of the annual income from these investments are used to address immediate needs of The Wilderness Society. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

Check Out This Potential Scenario

Couple SmilingSusan and Charlie have supported The Wilderness Society for many, many years, and they want to ensure that their support continues long after they are gone.

They decide to make a $25,000 donation to The Wilderness Society endowment fund knowing this money will be invested and each year a portion of the income from the fund will be used to support our mission. In addition to receiving a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes, they have the satisfaction of knowing they have helped protect wilderness for generations to come by securing the future of The Wilderness Society.

Learn How to Fund It

You can create an endowed gift using the following assets:

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Next Steps

  1. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  2. Contact us at 1-888-736-4897 or giftplanning@tws.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  3. Please consider including The Wilderness Society in your estate plans. Here is our legal name and federal tax ID for you to share with your advisor:

Legal Name: The Wilderness Society
Address: 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC  20036
Federal Tax ID Number: 53-0167933