Bequest Language

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures.

Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. Below is suggested language to take to your attorney for use in drafting your bequest.

Sample Language

For an unrestricted gift that allows National Wildlife Federation to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:

"I give, devise and bequeath to the National Wildlife Federation, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the District of Columbia and with a principal business address of 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190 _________ [specific dollar amount, percentage, or remainder] to be used for its general purpose."

If you have named National Wildlife Federation in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.

Please contact the the Office of Gift Planning at 1-800-332-4949 or NWFLegacy@nwf.org for more information.