Planned Giving

Planned giving for the long-term work of wilderness
Kids in tent

The next generation. Photo courtesy of Brad Yule.

Thank you for your interest in leaving a legacy to help sustain the mission of the Wilderness Workshop. Our Development Director, Rebecca Mirsky, will be pleased to work with you and your financial or tax advisor to establish the planned gift(s) that are most appropriate for you to achieve your financial planning goals.

If you have already named WW in your estate plans, please let us know.

There are many different ways to make an estate gift. Please consult your tax advisor or estate planning professional to determine which is best for you.

Bequests
A charitable bequest of assets or property in your will is one of the simplest ways to provide continuing support for the long-term efforts of the Wilderness Workshop.

Sample bequest language: “I give, devise, and bequeath [specify amount or property, percentage or residue] to the Wilderness Workshop, of Carbondale, Colorado, for its general purposes.”

Other deferred giving options
There are a variety of legal arrangements that enable you to transfer assets or real property to the Wilderness Workshop or to a trust that benefits WW. Some enable you or a loved one to receive income from the asset, or to continue living in or using the property, for life.

In addition, you can designate the Wilderness Workshop as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan.

Gifts of stock or other property
Gifts of stock, real estate or other assets provide valuable support to the Wilderness Workshop, and may help you avoid capital gains while providing a tax deduction.