Planned Giving

Make a Lasting Impact on the Environment

Leave a gift in your will, trust, or beneficiary designation. A simple gift in your will can help us keep the environment healthy and fight the greatest challenge of our generation—climate change. After all, we have only one Earth, and it’s our duty to leave it better than we found it for future generations.

Sign Your Name, Protect the Future

We hear supporters like you frequently lament, “I wish I could do more.”

The good news is, you can! It’s easy to do. Simply follow these steps to leave a gift beyond your lifetime:

  1. Check your account statement for the phone number and website of your account administrator.
  2. Request or download a beneficiary designation form.
  3. Designate us as a partial, contingent, or sole beneficiary of any of the following types of accounts you may have:
    • Retirement Accounts
    • Life Insurance Policies
    • Bank or Brokerage Accounts
    • Certificates of Deposit
    • Donor Advised Funds
  4. Then, simply sign and return the form to your plan administrator and keep a copy for your files.

Save on Taxes with Gifts of Retirement Assets

Donating your retirement assets is one of the most tax-wise gifts you can make. Leaving retirement assets to a loved one, on the other hand, may reduce the overall size of the gift because of significant taxes. When you donate those assets to the LCV Education Fund, 100 percent of your gift goes to the mission. Many people choose to donate retirement assets to charity and leave other less tax-burdened assets to loved ones.

A Gift that Costs You Nothing Now

One of the most popular ways to create a lasting legacy for the environment is by leaving a gift to us in your will or trust.

The gift costs you nothing now but allows you to make a significant impact on the future. You can take care of family first and name us to receive a specific amount or percentage of your estate. Or, consider naming us as a contingent beneficiary, so we’re next in line after loved ones. Simply discuss your wishes with your attorney and provide our legal name and tax identification number:

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Tax ID# 52-1379661

Legal Language and Tax ID

To leave a tax-deductible gift in your will or trust, please use the following language:

“ I hereby give and bequeath $_____, or _____percent of the residue of my estate to the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, a non-profit District of Columbia corporation exempt from Federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Federal tax ID number 52-1379661.”

Interested In Making A Gift?

To notify us of a gift you have left or to discuss how you can be a forever friend of the Earth, please contact us. We’re here to help.

Krysten Barrett

Phone: 202-454-4635

krysten_barrett@lcv.org

 

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts to LCVEF are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

League of Conservation Voters and the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund – The information on this page is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.