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Mason Cummings, TWS

There are many ways you can give to help protect wilderness.

Giving Through Your Will

Learn how you can support The Wilderness Society by leaving a gift through your will or estate plan.

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Honor and Memorial Giving

A donation in a love one’s name is a perfect way to honor a special person in your life while supporting The Wilderness Society’s work to address climate change and protect public lands across the country.

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Give a Gift Membership

Share your love of wilderness by gifting a loved one with a Wilderness Society membership. Gift members will receive a year’s subscription to our newsletter, America’s Wilderness, along with free gifts throughout the year such as our 16-month calendar and greeting cards.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

If you have an IRA and are 72 years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to protect the wildlands you love without it costing you more.  With an IRA Charitable Rollover, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to The Wilderness Society without having to pay the federal income tax that would otherwise be owed.

If you’re ready to make your gift today, you can use this sample letter (PDF) to request a direct charitable distribution from an individual retirement account.

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Giving at Work

Making a donation through payroll deduction is one of the easiest and most cost-efficient ways to help protect the wild places you love.

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Giving Stock or Mutual Funds

Gifts of stock or bonds that have appreciated in value are not only a great way to support public lands, but may be especially attractive to you under the current tax laws. Mutual funds, like gifts of stock, are another way that you can make a larger gift that you might ordinarily be able to give – simply by giving shares of mutual funds you’ve owned for more than a year.

Ready to give a stock or mutual funds?

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Donor Advised Fund

Already have a Donor Advised Fund? Use the DAF Widget to make your gift today.

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Personal Property

Donate books, artwork or equipment and secure an income tax deduction.

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Endowment Funds

The Wilderness Society is committed to ensuring the long-term protection of our public lands through the development and management of Endowment Funds. Each year, a percentage of the endowment’s interest is used to fund a designated program. By contributing to an Endowment Fund, you’re investing in the future of America’s public lands.

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Partner With Us

We look for opportunities to partner with organizations who share our values and our commitment to protecting wild places and inspiring Americans to care for them.

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Megan Dickie Wilderness Leadership Endowment Fund

Megan Dickie left an indelible mark on our hearts and planet. Donate to the Megan Dickie Wilderness Leadership Endowment Fund to provide summer clerkships and annual fellowships for current law students and recent law graduates to work with The Wilderness Society’s public lands legal team, continuing an important program that Megan helped launch.

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There are even more ways to support the work of The Wilderness Society, including gift annuities, charitable trusts, real estate and life insurance. For more information about these and other ways to give, please contact our staff at [email protected], call 1-888-736-4897 or visit the gift planning section of our website.

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