Make IFAW a part of your legacy

Leave your legacy with a gift in your Will today and help protect the animals today and for our future.

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Why create a Legacy Gift for IFAW?

Here at IFAW we understand creating your Legacy Gift is an important decision to ensure your loved ones and the charitable interests you care about are included. If you are thinking of leaving a gift in your Will to IFAW, you will continue to partner with us and others on current and future projects rescuing and protecting more animals around the world.

Next steps to leave your mark.

Whether you are updating a current Will with a codicil, or creating your first Will, we recommend you consider to seek advice from a professional advisor or attorney to ensure your wishes are fulfilled.

Before your visit, it is beneficial to have in mind specific goals you would like to accomplish in your Will. This could include how you would prefer your assets allocated to family, friends, and your charitable interests.

Below is our simple checklist of things to consider:

  • Make a list of everything you own (your assets).
  • Make a list of everything you owe (your liabilities).
  • Make a list of everyone and any causes that you might want to benefit from your Will.

Types of Gifts

There are many ways you can remember us in your Estate Plans.

We are here to help. Get in touch.

We invite you to contact us for additional information or questions you might have when considering your legacy gift. Please contact:

Tamara Lane

Planned Giving Officer

(202) 536-1911

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a Will?

A Will or Living Trust is an effective way that you can be assured that everything you own goes to your loved ones and the charitable causes you care about. If you don’t have a Will upon death, you will die intestate and your estate will be handed over to the government to decide how it is distributed. Please ask your attorney or professional advisor for additional specifics that apply to the state you reside in.

I don’t have much to leave, so I don’t see the point in writing a Will

Wills are actually for everyone, not just the rich and famous. No matter how much or how little you may own, it is still worth getting your Will written to make sure that what you do own goes to who you want it to.

I’m too young to write a Will so this doesn’t apply to me.

Wills aren’t just for older people and is something that many adults should have as soon as they enter into a marriage, buy a house or have children. If you have assets no matter what your age, it is something to consider to ensure your affairs are in order with a Will.

Isn’t it better for me to donate to IFAW now rather than leave a gift in my Will?

We are grateful for any type of gift we receive at whatever time suits you the most. However, Legacy Gifts in a Will are incredibly powerful in helping us to plan ahead for the future. It is also a great way for your support to continue even after you’ve gone, creating a legacy and partnering in animal welfare for years to come.

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