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Gift and Estate Planning

If you're not sure on how to proceed, try our Legacy Planner™. This planner helps you design your own gift plan - it's interactive and fun to use!

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 Asner

Please watch 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.

Charitable Gift Annuity Rate Change Alert!
On July 1, 2008, rates for charitable gift annuities will drop. If you are considering a Defenders of Wildlife Charitable Gift Annuity, you may want to establish your gift before July 1, 2008 to lock in the current higher rates! Learn more »

Contact Us
Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Legal Designation
Defenders of Wildlife is a 501( c) 3.
Our tax ID number: 53-0183181
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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.