Will Your Gift Be Restricted?

Gifts to Defenders of Wildlife under a will may be given for unrestricted use, used to support a particular program, or added to endowment.

In balancing the wish of the donor to benefit a special purpose with our ever-changing financial needs, advisors recommend that restrictions be described as broadly as possible, avoiding detailed limitations. The more limited the restrictions of such a bequest, the more important it is to add a provision such as the following:

"In the event that such use should prove to be impracticable or undesirable for any reason as the Trustees may determine, in their sole discretion, they shall then provide for alternative uses of the fund in a manner consistent with and reflecting the spirit of the original gift."

Please let us help you with your bequest language to Defenders of Wildlife. We will assist you or your attorney with bequest language that works best for you and us, and can also clarify and advise you in regard to your interest in benefiting specific aspects of our work.

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Please contact us so that we can assist you through every step of the process.

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Bequests left to Defenders are crucial to our ability to protect imperiled species and their habitats for generations to come. Have you included Defenders in your will or other estate plans?