Defenders of Wildlife established the Wildlife Legacy Society to recognize exceptionally dedicated individuals who care deeply about protecting wildlife for future generations and have expressed their commitment by making a gift to Defenders in their estate plans.
There are several ways to provide a gift to Defenders of Wildlife that will endure beyond your lifetime. A commitment made through your will or trust, retirement plan, charitable gift annuity, life insurance policy or charitable remainder trust will entitle you to membership in Defenders' Wildlife Legacy Society.
We can help you choose a legacy gift that will meet both your personal and philanthropic goals. Many of these gifts can provide significant tax and financial advantages to you and your loved ones.
Also, please share your story with us! We'd love to hear what inspired you to join the Wildlife Legacy Society.
Legacy Member Benefits
Welcome packet from Defenders’ President and CEO, Jamie Rappaport Clark
Invitations to regular phone briefings/webinars with program staff
Subscription to The Tracks You Leave Behind, a newsletter with highlights on our work and legacy giving information
Yearly Defenders of Wildlife calendar
Opportunity to meet with Defenders staff near you
Invitation to join the Wildlife Legacy Society Facebook group
Knowing your legacy gift will help ensure that Defenders’ mission continues for generations to come