Gifts of Life Insurance - Paid-Up Policy

Lifetime Insurance Diagram

How It Works

  • You transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to Defenders of Wildlife .
  • Defenders of Wildlife cashes in the policy now or maintains it and receives the death benefit later.


  • You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy.
  • In some cases, you can use the cash value in your policy to fund a life-income gift, such as a deferred gift annuity.
  • You gain the satisfaction of making a significant gift to Defenders of Wildlife without adversely affecting your cash flow.


  • More detail on gifts of life insurance - paid-up policy.
  • Contact us so we can assist you through every step.

Let Us Know


Let Us Know

Bequests left to Defenders are crucial to our ability to protect imperiled species and their habitats for generations to come. Have you included Defenders in your will or other estate plans?