Leave a Legacy
Naming the Illinois Conservation Foundation in your estate plans is a great way to leave a lasting, living legacy for conservation and youth outdoor education. You can designate an amount or a percentage of your estate. It has no impact on your current lifestyle and your plans can be updated at any time.
Most of our planned giving supporters make unrestricted gifts that allow us to use their funds for our most pressing needs. We are happy, however, to discuss any specific wishes you may have for your gift.
To make an unrestricted bequest, consider using the following language in your estate plan:
“I bequeath $_________ or _____ percent of my residuary estate to the Illinois Conservation Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois (Federal tax identification number), for its ongoing conservation and educational purposes.” [If you’d like to restrict your bequest for a specific purpose, please contact the Foundation to discuss.]
Individuals making gifts via their estate plans are vital to our long-term effectiveness and are honored as members of the Foundation’s Conservation Legacy Society. If you plan to include the Illinois Conservation Foundation in your estate plans or already have done so, please let us know! Your information will be kept confidential unless you wish to be listed as a member of the Conservation Legacy Society.
The Foundation always encourages donors to consult with their financial and tax advisors before making a planned gift.