Ways To Give
Become a member in our Annual Fund. By investing each year, you will become one of our most valued giving partners.
Invest in AgForestry through time, talent, and connections. We are always searching for committee members and volunteers. In what ways could you give through your time and talents? Think of the contacts you could utilize to support our mission.
A Simple Guide to Planned Giving to AgForestry
“Planned Giving” can be a bit of a confusing topic for some. This type of charitable giving need not be scary, or intimidating, however, and with a little education and information – you may find you are ready to begin making your plan for long-term support of AgForestry.
Planned Giving simply means that you are making a plan for a gift to be made to AgForestry in the later years of your life or after your passing. Thus, by definition, a planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of your overall financial and/or estate planning. By contrast, your annual membership contributions are made from discretionary income, and while they may be budgeted for, they are not considered planned giving.
Some of the simplest types of heritage gifts include:
Bequests: In addition to your family and personal heirs, you can leave a gift to AgForestry in your will. You can bequest money, personal property items of value (such as an automobile, jewelry or artwork) or even property.
Life insurance policies: A great way to support AgForestry. By taking out a life insurance policy and naming AgForestry as the benefactor, a gift will be made upon your passing.
Retirement Plans (particularly IRA’s): Designate AgForestry to receive part or all what remains of your retirement plan after your death. Such transfers can be a very tax-efficient way of making a gift. For example, heirs may receive as little as 30% of a retirement plan from a large estate after estate tax and income tax.
Whatever you decide to do, it is important to gather information, educate yourself, and use a trusted professional to guide you through the process. Leaving a gift is a wonderful, lasting way to support AgForestry indefinitely.
Matching gifts programs are available through many Washington employers. Is your company one of them? By getting matching funds from your company for AgForestry, you double your membership amount to our annual fund.
Thank you for your contiuned support and contribution consideration. To donate to Washington AgForestry Leadership Program's Holiday appeal, please click here.