Thank you for your interest in learning about creative ways to support the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Planned gifts are a great way to leave assets to an organization that provides current and future benefits for both the Coalition and you.
What To Give
You can support the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s conservation mission far into the future by adding a bequest to your will or living trust. This type of gift will not alter your current lifestyle, and is fully deductible for estate tax purposes.
Following is an example of language you can use:
“To the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Montana in 1983, having as its principal address 215 South Wallace Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715, and tax identification number EIN: 81-0414042 I, [name], of [city, state ZIP] hereby give and bequeath the sum of $______ or _____percent of my estate to be used as determined by GYC for the general purposes of “GYC.”
Did you know you can name the Greater Yellowstone Coalition as beneficiary of your retirement funds and the entire designated amount passes to GYC tax-free? And that your gift is fully deductible for estate tax purposes? Alternatively, retirement accounts like IRAs, Keoghs, and 401(k) plans are taxed as income to your heirs, and may be subject to estate tax. You may designate:
• Your entire retirement account;
• A set dollar amount;
• A percentage of your total retirement funds;
• An amount contingent on other conditions being met, such as having a loved one predecease you.
Consult your financial advisor or your employer’s human resource department to get the simple form to designate the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (tax identification number EIN: 81-0414042) as a beneficiary of your retirement account.
LET US KNOW YOUR PLANS
If you have included the Greater Yellowstone Coalition in your estate plans, please let us know by calling our development office at 406.556.2864. We would like to thank you for your generous commitment to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.
OTHER TYPES OF PLANNED GIFTS
There are a variety of other types of planned gifts that are of great help to us and that can also help you create wealth and leave a lasting charitable legacy. These include Charitable Gift Annuities, Deferred Payment Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, IRA Rollover Gifts, and others. Please contact us or your financial planner to see if these types of gifts are right for you. In the right situation, planned gifts can help you save on your taxes, avoid capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated assets, and plan and save for the future.
STOCK AND WIRED GIVING
Please contact us at 406.556.2864 for details on how to give through stock or a wire transfer.
Banner photo courtesy of Tom Murphy.