One Gift, A Lifetime of Benefits

Plan Your Gift to Future Generations

Including Western Resource Advocates in your future plans is one of the most significant ways you can make a lasting impact on the land, air, water, and communities in the West.

By making a planned gift, you leave a legacy for future generations and protect the places you love. It costs nothing to you now, may reduce your taxes, and you will remain in control of your assets during your lifetime. In most cases, you can change your beneficiary or gift amount at any given time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! You can make a meaningful gift to Western Resource Advocates at any time. Any size gift can make a large impact and you will remain in control of your assets during your lifetime. In most cases, you can change your beneficiary or gift amount at any given time.

For more than 30 years, Western Resource Advocates has worked hard to make sure we have abundant clean water, that our homes, buildings, and transportation systems will be powered by clean energy, and that our Western landscapes and habitats are protected and connected. Talk with our team about your passion and vision for how your gift will be used in the future, or elect to leave an unrestricted gift, and we will be able to use the funds where they are needed the most at that time. Either way, you can be assured that your gift supports the work you believe in.

You can leave your legacy with Western Resource Advocates through a bequest in your will or living trust, a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA, or designate Western Resource Advocates as a beneficiary of your insurance policy, retirement plan, and/or other eligible accounts.

If you would like more information about including Western Resource Advocates in your planned giving, please contact Theresa Bushman at Theresa.Bushman@westernresources.org or (720) 763-3727.

Your Planned Giving Options

Include WRA in Your Will

Including Western Resource Advocates in your estate plans is an easy way to ensure that we will be able to breathe clean air, enjoy healthy flowing rivers, and visit our unique and irreplaceable landscapes for generations to come.

Sample Language:

“I, ___________, give and bequeath to Western Resource Advocates, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, tax ID # 84-1113831, at 2260 Baseline Road, Suite 200, Boulder CO 80302, the [sum/percentage] of _______ (or list stock gift, life insurance policy, etc.) to be used for purposes determined by Western Resource Advocates.”

Make a Tax-Free Charitable Gift From Your IRA

A qualified charitable distribution allows individuals to make a tax-free charitable gift to Western Resource Advocates from your IRA. Please consult your tax advisor, financial planner, or IRA custodian for more details.

Name WRA as a Designated Beneficiary

Make a lasting impact and continue to protect the West’s land, air, and water for years to come by naming Western Resource Advocates as a beneficiary of your retirement account, life insurance plan, bank accounts, donor advised funds, and/or other assets by simply updating your beneficiary designation form. Go online or request a beneficiary designation form from your plan provider to include Western Resource Advocates as a full or partial beneficiary. Contact your financial advisor (a financial planner, lawyer, or accountant) and ask for help in establishing a charitable gift.

Tax-Deductible Information

You may need to provide your financial advisor or attorney with the following information:

Address:

Western Resource Advocates
2260 Baseline Road, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302

Tax ID / Employer Identification Number (EIN):

84-1113831

Non-profit status:

501(c)(3)

Why It Helps To Notify Our Team

By notifying us of your planned gift, we are able to thank you and ensure your gift is designated appropriately. If you would like to remain anonymous, we will be sure to abide by your wishes. To notify us of your intentions, please complete the form below or contact Theresa Bushman at Theresa.Bushman@westernresources.org or (720) 763-3727.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended as legal or tax advice, for such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.

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