Planned Giving: How to Leave Something Behind for Wildlife

Just one sentence in your will could benefit wildlife for decades to come

As we approach the end of 2023, many of us are thinking of family, and of causes important to us. For many of us, ageing is bringing about times of reflection on our lives: what we want to accomplish, and what we want to leave behind as a legacy.

A small percentage of your estate can have a huge impact and will continue your legacy.

No matter the size, these gifts can be one of the most impactful contributions you will make in your lifetime, ensuring that the conservation goals inspiring you today continue to be met for those who follow.

How to leave a gift in your will

A bequest is a gift you leave in your will. There are many ways that gifts can be structured. Gifts may come in the form of money, proceeds of an estate, gifts of property (a boat!), by making Pacific Wild a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, stocks and securities or an investment. Tax benefits often accompany a gift from a will or estate.

It can be a pleasure to share one’s vision of their legacy with the organization they plan to bestow it to. Again, we are happy to meet with you and share our vision of the future and how support, even things that may seem as trivial as a boat or vehicle, can help safeguard wildlife and their habitat in British Columbia.

You can always change your mind – it’s an intention expressed towards a goal you hold while you are alive.

Just express your intention in a sentence that includes our legal name and charitable registration number. Be sure to use the U.S. charity for donors based in the United States – all others should use the Canadian information.

Here’s suggested wording to assist you:

Canada

United States

I give to Pacific Wild Alliance, charitable number BN 859807828RR0001 the sum of $_______.

or

I give to Pacific Wild Alliance, charitable number BN 859807828RR0001, ____ per cent of the residue of my estate.

Pacific Wild Alliance
1529 Amelia St.
Victoria BC V8W 2K1
250-380-0547
BN 859807828RR0001

I give to Pacific Wild Alliance, Inc., Registered 501(c)3 Charity Number: 46-4018715 the sum of $_______.

or

I give to Pacific Wild Alliance, Inc., charitable number BN 859807828RR0001, ____ per cent of the residue of my estate.

Pacific Wild Alliance Inc.
1567 Highlands Drive NE Suite 110-#373
Issaquah, WA  98029-6256
Registered 501(c)3 charity number EIN 46-4018715