How will you be remembered?
Take an important step to help defend the wild places you have loved in your lifetime—include Broads in your will, trust, or other estate plans. Your gifts build a steady foundation as we stand firm in our advocacy for wilderness and wild public lands and waters.
There are many ways to give…
The easiest way to make an impact is to include us in your will or trust with a gift of cash, property, or a portion of the estate, which are paid through the execution of your will.
- A specific bequest names a fixed dollar amount in your will or living trust as a gift. It is paid from the general pool of assets in the estate or trust, so it does not require that there be cash or securities to cover the gift amount (as long as the value of your assets is sufficient).
- A percentage bequest distributes a percentage of the value of your estate assets. Because the value of personal assets can rise and fall, it is often simplest to designate a percentage of your estate. This ensures that if the value of your estate changes, your gifts will remain proportional to each other.
- A residual bequest distributes all or a portion of the remaining balance of your estate after all other bequests are paid.
To make a gift to Great Old Broads for Wilderness in your will or living trust, consider adding language like this to your documents:
I give, devise and bequeath to Great Old Broads for Wilderness (Tax ID #87-0479828) located in Durango, CO [ _____ % of my estate, OR a description of specific asset including location, OR $_____ dollars] for its general use [or the following specific purpose:______________]
These assets often carry an income tax burden if paid to a beneficiary, but not if paid to a tax-exempt organization.
STOCKS, BONDS, AND MUTUAL FUNDS
Even if stocks have appreciated greatly, you can claim a charitable deduction for the full market value and reduce your income tax liability.
Be sure to consult your personal tax and financial advisors about these options.
If you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose, we can work with you and/or your attorney to help draft appropriate language.
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.
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