By including the International Elephant Foundation in your estate plans, you will be making a gift that supports elephant conservation in the future. Bequests can also provide tax savings for your family and heirs. If you do not have a Will or Trust, then we encourage you to put it at the top of your New Year’s Resolutions so that you are the one that designates who you want to receive your assets instead of the state. If you already have a Will or Trust, a simple “Codicil” or “Amendment” to the original document may suffice. View our sample bequest language here.
Including IEF in your will is as simple as specifying the amount of funds, or the type of property (real estate, securities, savings bonds), or a percentage of your estate after providing for family and pets and other things important in your life, that you would like IEF to receive.
You may also want to consider naming IEF in your Life Insurance Policy, Retirement Plan or Financial Account. Simply contact your bank or your plan administrator for specific instructions.