As a contributor to the Anacostia Watershed Society, you will help create a legacy for later generations---today’s children and grandchildren, who deserve the opportunity to enjoy the natural wonders, health and vitality of the Anacostia River and its tributaries. You will be part of the creation of new docks and trails along the river, boating, environmental education for thousands of youth, stewardship of the wetlands and long term protection of the river itself.
In simple terms, planned giving is an opportunity to make your mark for generations to come with a gift to a charitable organization that shares your values and priorities with the future. The Anacostia Watershed Society invites you to create a legacy that endures by making a planned gift as a part of your financial, retirement or estate plan. Planned gifts may include securities, retirement funds, a portion or a specific amount directed by a will or trust.
Your planned gift will benefit the river long into the future – beyond the challenges we are tackling today. We’re on track to make the Anacostia fishable and swimmable by 2025, but our work won’t be over then. To preserve and protect a clean Anacostia forever, we’ll need to activate a growing population to understand, enjoy and vigilantly protect this treasure of a river flowing through our communities. Your planned gift will help us do that -- and a clean, vital, protected Anacostia River will be your legacy for generations to come.
One of the easiest and most enduring ways to support the Anacostia Watershed Society is to include us in your financial plan for the future. Planned gifts are popular because of the financial flexibility and tax benefits they may provide. There are many benefits of doing so including knowing that the things you value will benefit from your support, and sharing your philanthropic goals with your family and community. Your charitable objectives will be honored through the actions of the Anacostia Watershed Society.
A planned gift to the Anacostia Watershed Society may be fully deductible for tax purposes and may be exempt from inheritance taxes. You can maximize the impact and benefit of your gift to the Anacostia Watershed Society by working with your advisors in a way that best fits your circumstances and intentions.
Bequests are flexible and versatile. We understand that circumstances change; you have the ability to change your plans at any time.
We look forward to learning about your planned gift so that we can thank you for your generous intention for the future. With your permission, we would like to celebrate your intentions by including you as a member of our Anacostia River Legacy Society. Members receive unprecedented access to AWS events and special programs and are listed in our annual report To ensure that your exact intentions are carried out, we invite you to discuss your estate planning goals with our development team. We can help in the preparation of appropriate documents with the advice of your attorney or financial planner. To discuss your ideas for establishing your legacy gift, please contact Director of Development, Emily Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301 699-6204 ext 111.
A bequest to the Anacostia Watershed Society helps ensure that we can continue our critical work far into the future.
To discuss your ideas for establishing your legacy gift, please contact Director of Development, Emily Conrad at email@example.com or 301 699-6204 ext 111.
If you have already included AWS in your estate plans, or would like more information about naming us as a beneficiary of a will, trust or financial account, please click here to fill out this form.