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BEQUESTS

CREATE YOUR LEGACY

You can continue to help our important work even after death by taking the action today, of adding a bequest to your estate planning. Giving through a Will or Trust and including a bequest for The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a testament to your belief in our center and your confidence in our continued commitment to our mission, to provide much-needed services in Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee, and Lee Counties. Your bequest can provide the much-needed funding to continue our mission of rescuing and rehabilitating sick and injured wildlife and releasing them back to their original habitat. 

 

Our mission makes a difference in our environment for future generations. We are helping our native wildlife and ecosystems to regain nature's equilibrium. Your bequest would help us continue our hard work for generations. A bequest is the most common form of a planned gift received by The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida and one of the easiest to make.

“The fact is that no species has ever had such wholesale control over everything on Earth, living or dead, as we now have. That lays upon us, whether we like it or not, an awesome responsibility. In our hands now lies not only our own future, but that of all other living creatures with whom we share the Earth.”
- David Attenborough
from Life On Earth. 

Some Examples to Consider for Your Trust or Will

SPECIFIC BEQUEST

“I give $__________ [or describe asset] to The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida, a nonprofit corporation of the state of Florida, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors.”

RESIDUARY BEQUESTS

“I give to The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida, Inc., a nonprofit corporation of the state of Florida, 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.”

CODICIL

You may also amend your current will with a codicil. a codicil is an addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one.

BEQUESTS

A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals, maintain control of your assets, and benefit our center. No other planned gift is as simple to make or as easy to change should you ever need the assets during your lifetime.

The following is intended to help you and your attorney in drafting a bequest that satisfies your philanthropic goals and intentions regarding The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center. Please Note that these examples are general in nature and not intended to be legal advice. For your reference, the Ein for The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida is: 20-1065695.

BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION

A beneficiary designation is one of the simplest ways to make a gift to our center. You can name The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. as a tax-exempt beneficiary of your retirement assets. You can also designate our center as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. In fact, you can name both The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida and individuals as beneficiaries of life insurance proceeds in whatever percentages you choose.

When you include The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida in your estate planning, you can be confident that whatever you give will be carefully used to advance your goals.

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