What tracks will you leave behind?
When you include a gift to Defenders of Wildlife in your will, you leave a lasting mark on wildlife and the world by helping us continue our conservation work. Because of your generous support, Defenders of Wildlife has made great strides protecting wolves, polar bears, and other wild animals and plants in their natural communities. But our work is far from over, and you can play an important role in ensuring the survival of wildlife and habitats for generations to come.
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Did you know?
- Many donors prefer to make gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds because of the tax advantages. If you would like to make this type of contribution, you can use our online tool to walk you through the process in less than 5 minutes.
- The most recent issues of the Wildlife Legacy Society newsletter, The Tracks You Leave Behind can now be viewed online.
- You can designate Defenders of Wildlife as a charitable beneficiary of your DAF (donor advised fund).
Legal Designation and Sample Wording
“I hereby give ______ (percentage, residuary share or specific amount or asset) to Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.”
Tax ID number: 53-0183181
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Types of Gifts
Frequently Asked Questions
What assets can I use to make a gift to Defenders of Wildlife?
You can make an outright gift of securities or other property (e.g., real estate , personal property). Through your will or living trust or with a distribution from a retirement plan or life insurance policy, you can designate a gift to Defenders of Wildlife.
I want to leave my land to Defenders in my will. How do I do that?
The most beneficial method is to name us as the beneficiary of the property sale.
Still have questions? Contact the Planned Giving Team at 1-800-915-6789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.