Gifts of Life Insurance - Paid-Up Policy

Lifetime Insurance Diagram

How It Works

  • You transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to Defenders of Wildlife .
  • Defenders of Wildlife cashes in the policy now or maintains it and receives the death benefit later.


  • You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy.
  • In some cases, you can use the cash value in your policy to fund a life-income gift, such as a deferred gift annuity.
  • You gain the satisfaction of making a significant gift to Defenders of Wildlife without adversely affecting your cash flow.


  • More detail on gifts of life insurance - paid-up policy.
  • Contact us so we can assist you through every step.

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