Legacy Giving

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Legacy gifts offer IWRC the long-term security to sustain our critical work by ensuring ongoing efforts to support wildlife rehabilitators around the world by providing advanced training and improved techniques. The entire scope of our work requires foresight and prolonged support, made possible and strengthened through the provision of legacy gifts for all IWRC projects.

What are some examples of legacy gifts:

  • Gift of cash
  • Gift of securities
  • Gift of life insurance
  • Gift of property

What are the benefits of bequests to the individual?

Planning for your estate is an important process, yet it is estimated that 70% of Americans do not even have a Will. 

Having an estate plan provides the benefits of:

Peace of Mind – An estate plan is designed to help you provide for those you love and protect both you and your family.

Provision – You have spent most of your lifetime gathering assets and making plans. With an estate plan, you can give loved ones the property you have acquired in the right way, at the right time and at minimal cost.

Protection – A good plan will also protect you in your senior years. An estate plan can increase your lifetime security and also achieve your goals for family and charity.

Additionally, an updated Will can allow you to transfer specific property or assets as well as direct the residue of your estate. For those with larger estates, there could be substantial estate tax savings. Ultimately, an estate plan can ensure that you are able to fulfill a dream of leaving behind a legacy for family and charity that gives added meaning to your life. If you wish to guide your legacy towards a specific project or body of IWRC’s work, you may consider a directed donation or endowment fund. An endowment fund would allow you to apply restrictions to the amount and timing of funds spent, thereby allowing you to direct your gift towards your greatest passion. To learn more about these options, please contact our Executive Director, Kai Williams, at director@theiwrc.org.