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

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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 trustretirement plancharitable 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.

If you would like more information, please contact the Planned Giving Team at 1-800-915-6789 or

If you have already included Defenders in your will, trust or estate plans, 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

Wildlife Legacy Society member, Caroline Gable shares her story: