Planned Giving – Become a Member of EDC’s Legacy Society
A planned gift is one of the best, yet most overlooked ways of supporting a nonprofit. This is because planned giving enables an individual to make an even bigger contribution than they may have been able to from their income. Not only are there huge benefits to making a planned gift but they continue a donor’s legacy to an organization. Many types of planned gifts also provide tangible tax benefits to donors during their lifetime.
A planned gift is a pledge or contribution that is made today, for the future. EDC’s Legacy Society recognizes those generous individuals who have made a commitment of a planned gift to EDC. There is no minimum requirement to join the Legacy Society and you can join at any time. Members are invited to an exclusive event each year in recognition of their generous contribution.
Ways to make a Planned Gift
You may be wondering what are some ways that I can make a planned gift to EDC? Well the most common type of planned gifts are bequests. You can make a bequest to EDC by naming the Environmental Defense Center as a beneficiary in your will. Oftentimes supporters will set aside a certain percentage or a set amount of their total estate to support the future of the Environmental Defense Center. There may be various planned giving strategies to consider for other forms of assets, such as real estate, life insurance or retirement accounts.
No matter what you choose or the size the donation, your planned gift will make an enormous difference, helping secure the future for EDC and their work protecting our climate and local environment for future generations.