Legacy Society

Make a lasting gift for the West.
Join the Legacy Society.

By becoming a member of our Legacy Society, you help ensure Advocates for the West’s future. Gifts under $25,000 are directed to general support, and gifts over $25,000 may be directed to general support or to our endowment fund, at the discretion of our Board of Directors. All legacy gifts help Advocates for the West win for the West, today and for future generations.

HOW TO LEAVE A LEGACY GIFT

Leaving a legacy gift can be as simple as using the following language in your will.

Unconditional bequest:

“I hereby bequeath to Advocates for the West, a nonprofit charitable conservation organization with headquarters at 1320 W. Franklin Street, Boise, Idaho, the sum of $_____.”

Conditional bequest:

“I hereby bequeath to Advocates for the West, a nonprofit charitable conservation organization with headquarters at 1320 W. Franklin Street, Boise, Idaho, the sum of $____ to be used for the specific purpose of _______; however, if in any event the specific purpose should no longer be necessary or appropriate, I give the Board of Directors the authority to use the sum of money however it deems best.”

Residue bequest:

“I hereby bequeath to Advocates for the West, a nonprofit charitable conservation organization with headquarters at 1320 W. Franklin Street, Boise, Idaho, after specific bequests have been fulfilled, all of the rest and remainder portions of my estate and property, real and personal.”

To bequeath securities and personal property, simply substitute in place of “the sum of $____” in your will, both 1) the name of the securities or of the personal property, and 2) the number of shares or other descriptors (such as real estate address, artist’s name, serial numbers and so on). Appreciated securities bring even greater benefit by dramatically reducing the capital gains taxes to you and your estate.

Additional ways to make a legacy gift:

  • Retirement Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Charitable Remainder Trust

We recommend you seek the advice of your financial or legal adviser before making your bequest.

If you choose to make a gift in your estate plans, our legal name is Advocates for the West, Inc. and our 501(c)(3) tax ID number is 06-1654062.

If you have already included Advocates for the West in your estate plans, please let us know. Sharing your plan with us places you under no obligation, but it does enable us to say thank you and welcome you to our Legacy Society. We respect all requests to remain anonymous.

Contact Aimee Moran, Deputy Director, to learn more about Advocates for the West’s Legacy Society.

amoran@advocateswest.org | (208) 342-7024  ext. 205


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Human-caused threats to the well being of our home Planet Earth abound. And in these times it is imperative to aggressively advocate for the protection of the environment.

Advocates for the West is on the front-line of protecting public lands, defending iconic Western species and safeguarding precious natural resources. Their legal team, board leadership and support staff are all passionate and motivated professionals who work together to achieve real, lasting results at an impressive rate.

We are honored to be members of the Sage Society and have included Advocates for the West in our estate planning. Giving to Advocates for the West is the best conservation investment you can make.

– Janice and Roger Inghram