Planned Giving

You Can Make an Everlasting Difference for Wilderness

Whether you want to support our work today or see our work continue into the future, there are many ways to arrange your charitable plans so you can provide for your loved ones and support The Wilderness Society. 

Many people like to make a planned gift to The Wilderness Society, ensuring future generations will enjoy clean air and water, wildlife, beauty, and opportunities for recreation and renewal that wild places provide. If you’d like to make a difference for the precious wildlands that you love, please consider making a gift to The Wilderness Society using one of these popular plans:

Giving Through Your Will

By making a gift to The Wilderness Society through your will, you are helping to build future financial strength that will leave a legacy of wild places for all to enjoy. A will allows you to first provide for your loved ones, then The Wilderness Society.

Leaving a wilderness legacy is as easy as asking your estate planning attorney to include this suggested wording in your will or living trust:

“After fulfilling all other provisions, I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to The Wilderness Society (Federal Tax ID #53–0167933), a charitable organization duly incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia and located at 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC  20036, ________ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate [or $_______ if specific amount].”

Make a Gift and Receive Fixed Payments for Life

If you'd like to support The Wilderness Society and receive steady payments for life, a charitable gift annuity may be right for you.

Donate Stocks

Did you know that you can make a larger gift that you might ordinarily be able to give – simply by giving stocks you've owned for more than one year that are worth more than when you purchased them? Ready to give a gift of securities today? Download our stock delivery information here.

Give Retirement Plan Assets

Consider making The Wilderness Society a beneficiary of a percentage of your retirement plan assets. Then, leave less heavily taxed assets to your loved ones.

Contribute Mutual Fund Shares

Much like a gift of stock, mutual funds are another way that you can make a larger gift than you might ordinarily be able to give – simply by giving shares of mutual funds you've owned for more than one year.  Ready to give a gift of mutual fund shares today? Download delivery information about donating mutual fund shares.

Arrange a Charitable Trust

With a charitable remainder trust, you can receive income each year (either fixed or variable) from assets you place in the trust. After your lifetime, the balance in the trust goes to the charities of your choice.

Use Life Insurance to Make a Gift

There are several ways you can use life insurance to give back to The Wilderness Society. We can help you explore your options.

Explore your donation options

Use our Gift Illustrator to explore your donation options.

Contact Us

We look forward to helping you find the right charitable gift for you, in confidence and without obligation. Contact us today!

Please contact:

Kristie Malley
Senior Director, Legacy Giving