Give a Gift
Considering contributing to the Preserve’s endowment
"The great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it." — William James
The future is hard to predict. But one thing we do know for certain is that, in a world in which so much comes and goes quickly, the mission of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is lasting and universal. We are a dynamic organization uniquely positioned to meet the changing environmental conditions and needs of the future generations by inspiring action and changing behavior.
That’s why we’ve established the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Endowment Fund. The fund is invested for the long term by professionals who handle all administrative details and investment responsibilities for our fund, freeing our staff to concentrate on our critical mission. Each year, 5.5 percent of the average fund balance is distributed to us to support our ongoing operational needs.
Many friends of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve choose to help extend the influence beyond their own lifetimes by sharing some of their assets through making gifts to our permanent Endowment Fund.
In recognition of the singular role that charitable organizations such as Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve play in meeting important needs in our society, the nation’s tax laws provide incentives that encourage philanthropy. Depending on the type of gift and specific arrangements, donors to the Preserve’s endowment fund can expect some or all of these benefits:
- income tax savings through a tax deduction for the value of the charitable gift
- avoidance of capital gains tax by contributing certain kinds of property that have increased in value over time
- income for the lifetime of a donor and/or other beneficiaries
- the possibility of increased income
- elimination of federal estate tax on the value of a gift passed to the Preserve upon the donor’s passing
- reduced estate settlement costs.
When you make the Preserve aware of your financial and philanthropic objectives, the Preserve can direct you to experts to help formulate a plan that takes full advantage of the available tax benefits, while fulfilling your desire to benefit future generations of children and families through the Preserve’s educational programming.
We hope you will play a part in our future and welcome the opportunity to confidentially discuss one or more of these options with you.
To learn more, please contact Miles Arnott, executive director, at 215.862.2924 x104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.