Leave a Legacy
Bequests and planned gifts allow you and your family to make an ongoing commitment to the future of Utah's native wildlife. If you want to focus your gift on a particular native species, we can work with you to develop a program that offers sustainable growth for that animal. And with any bequest or planned gift, you can receive tax benefits for your appreciated assets. Examples of planned giving options include:
Charitable Bequest Cash or property donated at donor's death to Utah Wildlife in Need. The donor normally makes this bequest through his or her will, through a trust or by beneficiary designation.
Charitable Gift Annuity Cash or property donated during the donor's life to Utah Wildlife in Need in exchange for UWIN's commitment to make a fixed lifetime payment (at least annually) to the donor or designated individual(s). UWIN would keep any remaining assets upon the death of the payment recipient.
Charitable Remainder Trust Cash or property donated during the donor's life, or at death, to an irrevocable trust. The trust makes a payment (at least annually) to Utah Wildlife in Need for life of the donor and/or other beneficiary lives or for a specified term of not more than 20 years.
Charitable Lead Trust Cash or property donated to an irrevocable trust. The trust makes a fixed payment (at least annually) to Utah Wildlife in Need during the life of the donor and/or other beneficiaries for a specified number of years. At the end of the payment term, the donor or beneficiaries receive any remaining trust assets.
Tax-Free IRA Gifts: The opportunity to make a tax-free gift from your IRA to Utah Wildlife in Need is only available through Dec. 31, 2009. If you are age 70-and-a-half or older, temporary legislation allows you to make cash gifts totaling up to $100,000 from your traditional or Roth IRA to qualified charities without incurring income tax on the withdrawal.
Please contact the Utah Wildlife in Need office for more information about bequests and planned gifts. Although we are committed to helping you and your family, we cannot provide legal or tax advisory services of any kind. We recommend that, in addition to contacting UWIN, you always consult with a professional financial advisor before executing a bequest or planned gift