What tracks will you leave behind?

You don't have to be wealthy to leave a lasting legacy. A bequest of any amount contributes to our ability to protect wildlife for future generations. A sentence or two in your will completes your bequest and it's easy to revoke if your situation changes. Plus, your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.

You can designate a gift of a certain amount or a percentage of your estate to Defenders using the following sample language:

“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


You also have the option to make your bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose -- just add an extra sentence or two to give directions. We recommend contacting our Planned Giving office to ensure your wishes can be met.


Want to get started today?

We have partnered with FreeWill to give you a free and easy way to write or update your legal will. This service also gives you the option to include a gift to Defenders of Wildlife, so you can help protect the wildlife you love for generations to come. Take me to FreeWill!

Contact the Planned Giving Team at legacy@defenders.org or 1-800-915-6789 with any questions.


I have included Defenders in my will, trust or retirement plans!

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