A charitable donation through your will or trust is one of the easiest ways a person can leave a lasting impact to fish and wildlife conservation. For over 100 years, the American Wildlife Conservation Foundation (AWCF) has funded research, management and education projects to help us better understand the challenges facing our natural environment. And, by directing your future donation to the AWCF, you can help ensure that we can continue this work on behalf of North America’s natural resources.
A donation may be made in your will or trust directing a gift to AWCF. A gift upon your passing can be made in several ways:
- A gift of a specific asset or a dollar amount from a savings or Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
- A percentage of your estate
- A gift from the balance of your estate.
In the example of an IRA, by identifying a charity as beneficiary of all or part of your portfolio, the full value of the gift is transferred tax free at your death and the estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction.
To get started in Planned Giving, it is imperative you consult with your attorney to develop an estate plan. If you need advice and don’t have an attorney, AWCF’s attorney would be able to guide you through this process.
Having an estate plan that includes AWCF can give you a peace of mind and satisfaction in knowing that causes you support will benefit and will assist your Executor in carrying out your wishes to help preserve our fish & wildlife heritage and insure a lasting legacy.