Leave a Gift That Lives Forever!
Support the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation (SNCF) in your will. 100% of your donation will be used to support the facilities and future programs! When you meet with your financial planner or attorney and make your wishes known, you can be assured that your philanthropic giving will leave a legacy that will be enjoyed by future generations. It is never too early to plan your estate and leave a legacy. After browsing the information below, please call 763-572-3588 if you need more information.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR LEGACY
Bequests: You can provide for a gift to Springbook Nature Center Foundation (SNCF) by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust. SNCF will receive the gift and abide by your specifications. Your assets will remain in your control during your lifetime. You can change your gift directive if circumstances change. You can take the estate tax deduction and save money today while benefiting the future of Springbrook.
GIFT OF RETIREMENT ASSETS
Have your financial planner help you name Springbrook Nature Center Foundation as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan. The monies left in your accounts will go to SNCF tax free. You will NOT pay income or estate tax on the remainder in your accounts. It is most beneficial to your heirs to donate the more heavily taxed accounts and give the less heavily taxed properties to them. You can continue to withdraw from these accounts even though they have been gifted. You can also change the beneficiary if circumstances change.
You can name Springbook Nature Center Foundation (SNCF) as a beneficiary so that upon your death the proceeds will go to SNCF. Your money will be spent as specified in your policy.
No matter what the amount or type of donation, you will have the peace of mind that comes from realizing that your legacy will live on by supporting the things you value. Those who have made this effort express great satisfaction that their legacy will help support the environment, education and recreation in a well managed local nature center.
THE GREAT EGRET SOCIETY
The Great Egret Society was created to recognize those who have made planned gifts to the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation through their estate plans. Named after the Egret, society membership is as admired, appreciated and significant as the Egret symbol is to the Nature Center. Listed below is language for three different ways to leave a charitable gift in your will:
Specific Bequest “I give, devise and bequeath to the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation $________ (state sum of money or otherwise describe security or property).”
Residuary Bequest “I give, devise and bequeath to the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation all (or ___%) of the residue of the property owned by me at my death, real and personal and wherever situate.”
Contingent Bequest “If any of the above named beneficiaries should predecease me, I hereby give his or her share of my estate to the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation to be used for its general uses and purposes.”
Please contact your financial advisor or attorney to include the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation in your estate plans.
MEMORIALS AND HONORARIUMS
A memorial gift to a nonprofit organization like the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation is a thoughtful, caring way to show your support. The name of a loved one can be added to our Memorial Giving Tree with accumulated gifts in their memory of $500 or more. In addition, you may also gift anything of similar value from our Wish List. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and used for specific programs requested, for memorial benches or gardens, or for general program needs.
The Springbrook Nature Center Foundation is thankful for all contributions you are able to make. They are critical to Springbrook’s success.