Gift and Estate Planning
For more than 60 years, America's wildlife has benefited from the generosity of our members, many of whom have included bequests -- large and small -- to Defenders in their wills, trusts, or other estate plans.
We've created this easy-to-understand website to help you learn more about bequests, charitable gift annuities, and other life income gifts that can meet your own personal goals. To get started, simply click on the Legacy Planner icon above or choose a specific topic from the menu on the right side of this screen.
A Message from Ed Asnerwatch Ed Asner's video message to see how bequests and other gifts are ensuring a more secure future for wolves, polar bears, sea otters, and other wildlife species that are counting on us all.
Your planned gift is your legacy - and their best chance for survival.
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The material presented on this web site is not offered as legal or tax advice. Please review calculations of tax benefits with planned giving staff to ensure that they reflect current interest rates and other assumptions. And, seek the counsel of your tax advisor, attorney and/or financial planner to review tax calculations and ensure that a contemplated gift is appropriate for your situation.
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There is a powerful way to pass assets to your heirs at a significantly reduced gift and estate tax cost, and provide years of income to Defenders of Wildlife.
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"I chose to make a bequest to Defenders because I believe that this organization follows through on its calling not only to protect wildlife and wild lands, but to be its voice and advocate."
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