One of the easiest ways to make a planned gift is to include Wildlife Center Friends in your will or revocable living trust. Your financial advisor can help you make the proper adjustments to your existing will or living trust.
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES
A charitable gift annuity provides you with fixed payments annually (an annuity) for life in exchange for transferring assets to Wildlife Center Friends.
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS
A charitable remainder trust (CRT) enables you to receive interest income for a certain period of time, after which Wildlife Center Friends will receive the remaining trust principal. You irrevocably transfer cash, equities, or real or personal property to the trust. You then receive interest income for life or a certain period of time (no more than 20 years).
GIFTS OF PLANS AND POLICIES
IRA’s and qualified retirement plans like 401(k)s are some of the best assets to leave to charity. You may also designate Wildlife Center Friends as owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
CHARITABLE LEAD TRUSTS
A charitable lead trust enables you to preserve a portion of your estate and pass assets tax-free to your heirs.