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A Legacy for the Future

Legacy Giving

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Gifts to NatureBridge represent an enduring commitment to the next generation and assure a future for environmental education and stewardship for the next 100 years. Legacy gifts shared today make a difference for tomorrow. We hope you will join us.

We gratefully accept many types of deferred or legacy gifts.

  • Bequests: Donors may leave a portion of their estate to NatureBridge in their will.
  • Charitable Lead and Remainder Trusts: Charitable lead trusts operate for a set term, and payments are made to NatureBridge for that time period. After the end of the trust term, the remainder of the trust is distributed to non-charitable beneficiaries—such as family members. A charitable remainder trust, in contrast, can provide a stream of income for family members for the term of the trust before the remaining assets are transferred to NatureBridge.
  • Life Insurance: Donors designate NatureBridge as the beneficiary and the premiums paid by the donor are tax deductible.
  • IRA Rollover Gifts: NatureBridge is eligible for IRA qualified charitable distributions.
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NatureBridge would appreciate the opportunity to honor donors who include the organization in their estate plans and/or as a beneficiary of their trusts, plans or policies.

We are happy to customize recognition for donors with documented legacy and deferred gifts. Opportunities may include testimonials, listing in special donor publications and membership in planned giving circles. Donors may also choose to be anonymous.

Sharing appropriate documentation of revocable gifts with NatureBridge does not imply a binding agreement. It does, however, allow NatureBridge to steward donors and understand donor intentions during their lifetime. Acknowledgement of supporters (if not an anonymous gift) also inspires others to give, therefore multiplying the impact of a donation and of the donors’ legacy. 

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The Next Step

If you would like to learn more about legacy gifts to NatureBridge, please contact Aaron Rich, Chief Development Officer at arich@naturebridge.org or 415-992-4761.

Thank you for your support of our mission to connect young people to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of the planet. Legacy gifts help build the next generation of environmental stewards that understands, celebrates and protects the natural world.

Donors are advised to consult their legal, financial or tax professional when gift planning.  

Making a Difference for Tomorrow