Include us in your will
You can leave money or other assets in your will to charities. It’s an easy way to support the Conservancy, and it costs nothing during your lifetime. Often, people can make a much larger gift in their will than they could from their income. Plus, should you change your mind, you can update the terms of your gift at any time.
Where to start
If you’re considering naming us in your will, here is some sample language you can use, whether you are having an attorney draft your will, or using an online service.
When leaving a specific gift amount:
I give, devise, and bequeath to Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization with an office in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the sum of $____________ (or describe any real or personal property), to be used for its general purposes.
When leaving all or a part of the balance of your estate after debts and expenses:
I give, devise, and bequeath to Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization with offices in La Crosse, Wisconsin, all (or ____%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, to be used for its general purposes.
Please be in touch
We encourage you to share your plans with us. This helps us to plan for the Conservancy’s future and answer any questions you may have.
If your gift involves real estate or a conservation easement, it is very important for you to meet with our staff before finalizing your plans. This will help ensure that we are able to accept the gift.
Please contact Carol, our Executive Director, who can be a helpful resource as you begin planning your legacy of conservation.
The Bequest Challenge is ON!
Through the Bequest Challenge, you can maximize the impact of your future bequest and estate plans.