Planned gifts allow you to support Delaware Wild Lands now and into the future while meeting other important financial, family, or personal needs and goals such as generating annual income payments, caring for aging relatives, reducing tax obligations, donating land assets with retained living and/or use rights, and protecting real estate and financial assets.
In your will, you can leave to Delaware Wild Lands a specified dollar amount or percentage of your estate or a specific asset within your estate. This provides you with full control and benefit of your estate and assets during your lifetime and the satisfaction of making a meaningful and long-term contribution to land conservation in Delaware.
If you wish to make a provision in your will, please consult an estate planning professional as each state’s rules and regulations vary. We offer you the following language as an example.
“I give and bequeath to Delaware Wild Lands, Inc., incorporate in the State of Delaware with principal offices at 315 Main Street, Odessa, Delaware 19730, dollars ($ ) or % of my estate for its general purposes to be used for the protection of Delaware’s natural resources.” (You may also want to include language that directs use of your contributions to a particular program or geographical location.)