Wildlife Legacy Society


Free Tracks You Leave Behind VideoBy including Defenders of Wildlife in your will, living trust or other estate plan, you will ensure our ability to continue the fight to protect wolves and other wild animals and the habitat they need to survive for years to come.

There are many ways to leave a bequest to Defenders. For example, you may designate that Defenders receive a specific dollar amount or asset. You may assign Defenders as a beneficiary of a certain percentage of your estate, or even as a contingency beneficiary. You may leave specific bequests to family members and friends, but specify that Defenders receive a certain percentage of the remaining estate value. Your bequest to Defenders would pass completely free of gift or estate tax. So, every penny can be used for wildlife protection.

Click here for Legal Designation and Wording to include Defenders of Wildlife in your will or trust.

Two Grizzly Bears in Grassland Defenders has established the Wildlife Legacy Society to honor the special group of members who have made provisions for Defenders of Wildlife in their estate plans or other gift plan.

Often, you can accomplish more for Defenders and your loved ones together than you can by providing separately for each. Learn more about gifts that provide for others.

If you would like more information, please call us toll-free at 1-800-915-6789, send e-mail to legacy@defenders.org or write to us at:

Defenders of Wildlife
Gift Planning Department
1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Defenders of Wildlife is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advisory service. Please notify your attorney or other professional advisor for advice or assistance in specific cases.