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Want to make a big difference for the future of wilderness without affecting cash flow in your lifetime? Known as 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 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006, ____% 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.
An Example of How It Works
Meet Tom and Martha. When they got married and created a will, they included a $75,000 gift to The Wilderness Society. As the family grew to include three children, Tom and Martha decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security.
They met with their attorney and revised the gift language so that The Wilderness Society received a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.
- Contact us at 888-736-4897 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including The Wilderness Society in your will or estate plan.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include The Wilderness Society in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: The Wilderness Society
Address: 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Federal Tax ID Number: 53-0167933
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. California residents: Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. Oklahoma residents: A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. South Dakota residents: Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.