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WRV’S USE OF CHARITABLE GIFTS
At WRV, all charitable gifts are used strategically to support our mission of ecological stewardship and restoration of public and ecologically important lands. Your support will restore our lands for future generations to enjoy. Thank you!
Does your company offer employees the opportunity to donate to your favorite charities through payroll? Some companies will even match those contributions! WRV is a registered beneficiary of Colorado Combined Campaign and Community Shares of Colorado. Please write Wildlands Restoration Volunteers in through your workplace giving campaign, or use Community Shares code 5212 or Colorado Combined Campaign code 5216. If your workplace does not offer a giving campaign, contact Community Shares of Colorado to bring one to your company. Thank you!!
The easiest way to make this kind of gift to WRV is to have your broker electronically transfer the stock from your account to ours: Wells Fargo Advisors Account Number – 4694-9915, DTC Number -0141, WRV Tax Identification Number – 46-0505155
1 North Jefferson
Saint Louis, MO 63103-9807
PO Box 66535
Saint Louis, MO 63166-9954
Many institutions require a letter of authorization. Please feel free to use the sample letter found here.
Next, please contact WRV at 303-543-1411 or fax us at 303-449-1456 when the transfer has been made. Let us know: How many stocks were transferred, the name of the stock and any gift instructions. Thank you for your generous donation to WRV!
Cars Helping Charities is supporting WRV's cause by donating a portion of the value of you old vehicle directly back to WRV. We are their "Protect the Environment" Cause! Please consider steering your old vehicle toward Cars Helping Charities instead dropping it off somewhere else and you will be helping WRV and stewardship in doing so. Click here or on the donate button below for more information:
If you wish to name Wildlands Restoration Volunteers in your will or estate plan, we should be named as:
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Colorado, with principal business address of 3012 Sterling Circle, Suite 201, Boulder, CO, 80301.
Our tax identification number is: 46-0505155
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is tax exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Date of Incorporation:
October 23, 2002
Sample Bequest Language
A gift to WRV in your will or revocable trust proclaims your confidence that we will continue to serve our mission and make a difference in the lives of future generations. A bequest:
• Is easy to arrange.
• Will not alter your current lifestyle in any way.
• Can be easily modified to address your changing needs.
As with all estate planning, WRV recommends that you consult an estate attorney in the planning and drafting of any documents pertaining to the disposition of your estate. There are numerous other methods of conveying charitable gifts which are not discussed here that you may wish to discuss with your attorney and tax advisor.
Specific Bequest Language
Naming WRV as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:
I give and devise to Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Colorado, with principal business address of 2515 E. Sterling Circle, Suite 201, Boulder, CO, 80301, the sum of $___________ to be used for its general support.
Residual Bequest Language
A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:
I give and devise to Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Colorado, with principal business address of 2515 E. Sterling Circle, Suite 201, Boulder, CO, 80301, all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support.
Contingent Bequest Language
WRV can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:
If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise to Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Colorado, with principal business address of 2515 E. Sterling Circle, Suite 201, Boulder, CO, 80301, the sum of $ _______ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used for its general support.
What if I've already written my will or trust?
It is likely that you can amend your will or trust to make a gift without rewriting the entire document. Your attorney can prepare an amendment to your will, called a codicil, which adds a new bequest to WRV while reaffirming the other terms of your will. Similarly, an attorney can prepare an amendment to a revocable trust to add WRV as a beneficiary.
Retirement Plan Beneficiary Language
You may name WRV as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits. Donors should consult with their tax advisor regarding the tax benefits of such gifts.
Naming WRV as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh or profit sharing pension plan will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings. An individual who inherits a qualified retirement account usually pays ordinary income tax on those assets when distributed, and in addition the account may be subject to federal or state estate taxes, By naming WRV as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, however, the donor can maximize the benefit of that account by supporting WRV free of both estate and income taxes.
Making a charitable gift from your retirement plan is easy and should not cost you any attorney fees. Simply request a change of beneficiary form from your plan administrator. When you are done, please return the form to your plan administrator. We would appreciate if you would also notify WRV of the gift so that we can recognize you for your generosity.