The Easiest Way to Make an Impact

A Gift Through Your Will or Living Trust

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Want to make a big difference for the future of wilderness without affecting cash flow in your lifetime? Known as a charitable bequest, a gift through your will or living trust is a simple, flexible, and revocable way for you to ensure wildlands are protected for years to come.

Making a gift through your will or living trust is as easy as asking your estate planning attorney to include the following suggested wording:

After fulfilling all other provisions, I hereby give, devise and bequeath to The Wilderness Society (Federal Tax ID: 53-0167933) a charitable organization duly incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia and located at 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC  20036, ____% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate [or $____ if specific amount].

By including us in your will or living trust, you’re demonstrating your commitment to our nation’s treasured wildlands and taking your place alongside other conservation leaders.

Check Out This Potential Scenario

Young family with kidsWhen Tom and Martha got married, they made a point to put together a will to protect their assets. They both love The Wilderness Society and decided to give us 30% of their estate through their will.

As Tom and Martha's family grew to include three children, they decided to revise their gift to provide for their children and create their wilderness legacy. They met with their attorney and simply revised the bequest language so they could make specific gifts to their children and the remainder of their estate to The Wilderness Society. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing when they die, their plans will provide for the people and charitable organizations they love.

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Learn How to Fund It

You can use the following assets to fund a bequest:

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Next Steps

Please consider including us in your will or living trust to ensure wildlands are protected for years to come.

  1. Contact us at 1-888-736-4897 or giftplanning@tws.org for additional information about how to make a gift through your will or trust or to chat about the different ways you can include The Wilderness Society in your estate plan.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  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