Contact Our Planned Giving Professionals

Jim Luerssen

Director of Planned Giving

Arielle Retrosi

Planned Giving Manager

The Planned Giving team strives to meet with each of our Wildlife Legacy Society members in order to convey our gratitude and appreciation in person. We truly enjoy the opportunity to get to know our members and to share more in-depth updates on the important work Defenders is doing. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting with a member of the team; we’d love to connect with you!

To contact our Planned Giving professionals:

Phone numbers:

1-800-915-6789 Toll-free
202-682-9400 Headquarters


Main Address:

Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Defenders of Wildlife tax ID number: 53-0183181
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