The Wildlife Center is grateful for those caring individuals who have included the Center in their estate plans. Their generosity has helped us meet current challenges and will be a source of financial support for years to come.
The Wildlife Center has a record of responsible stewardship, with a demonstrated commitment to programmatic and financial integrity.
The Wildlife Center is large enough to make a difference around the world, but small enough that these gifts make a real difference.
There are many ways to support the Center through estate planning – and some may be easier than you imagined!
You may help support wildlife by naming the Wildlife Center as the beneficiary of your:
Life insurance policies
IRAs or other retirement accounts
Stocks, bonds, or other securities
Mutual funds or bank accounts
In many cases, these beneficiary designations may be made online or with a quick telephone call. And these designations may be easily changed or updated as life situations change.
Legal Name and Address
Wildlife Center of Virginia
Post Office Box 1557
Waynesboro VA 22980-1414
Wildlife Center of Virginia
1800 South Delphine Avenue
Waynesboro, VA. 22980
Tax ID No. 54-1215402
You may also support the life-saving and life-changing work of the Wildlife Center of Virginia by making a bequest through a will.
Through your will, you may give a gift of a specific dollar amount or a particular asset to the Center.
“I give $________ [or describe asset] to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a nonprofit corporation of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors.” [If you are interested in designating your gift to a specific Center program or activity, please contact the Wildlife Center to ensure your wishes are carried out.]
Or you might choose to describe your gift as a percentage of your estate.
“I give to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a nonprofit corporation of the Commonwealth of Virginia, all [or ____ percent] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors.”
You may also update and amend your current will with a codicil to designate a gift to the Wildlife Center.
“Codicil to Last Will and Testament of [name]
“I, [name] of [city, state], declare this to be my Codicil to my Last Will and Testament.
“My Last Will and Testament is to be amended to add the following provision:
“I bequeath the sum of [dollar amount]/[specific asset] to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a nonprofit corporation of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors.
“Except as modified by this Codicil, I republish my Last Will and Testament.”
Other planned-giving vehicles
Through wise estate planning, you may be able to receive significant tax and income benefits during your lifetime, through remainder trusts and gift annuities.
We encourage you to consult your attorney, financial advisor, or bank trust officer for information about which option might be best for you.
For additional information about including the Wildlife Center in your estate plans, please contact Ed Clark at email@example.com or Randy Huwa at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries will be treated in strict confidence.
We strongly encourage individuals considering making or changing their estate plans to contact their attorney and tax advisor.
The Wildlife Center has established the Legacy Society for individuals who have informed us that they have included the Center in their wills or estate plans. If you would like to have your name included in the roster of Legacy Society members, please contact Randy Huwa at 540.942.9453 or email@example.com.