By making a planned gift through your estate to LightHawk today, you are directly supporting future efforts to protect and restore land, waterways and wildlife species for future generations.
Legacy donors help ensure a secure future for LightHawk. There are a several types of planned and future gifts. The following are the most common.
Ways To Give
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DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
A donor-advised fund is like a charitable investment account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about. When you contribute cash, securities or other assets to a donor-advised fund (commonly at institutions like Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard, or a Community Foundation), you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth and you can recommend grants to virtually any IRS-qualified public charity. Funds can be directed to LightHawk, PO Box 2751, Grand Junction, CO 81502, Tax ID: 84-0852104).
You can use our Donor Advised Funds link to designate a gift, or contact us to learn more.
Make the most of your appreciated stock gift by using these 3 easy steps.
ASSETS - SECURITIES AND MORE
Whether you are making an outright gift or a planned gift, LightHawk welcomes many types of assets. Options include cash, publicly traded securities, non-publicly traded assets, real estate, retirement plans, life insurance policies, and other possibilities.
A bequest is a gift from your estate—a transfer of cash, securities, or other property made through your estate plans. You can make a bequest to LightHawk by including language in your will or living trust leaving a portion of your estate to the university, or by designating LightHawk as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.
Naming LightHawk as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy allows you to leave a legacy of conservation and reduce estate taxes. It allows you to make larger gifts than you might otherwise afford, while generating current tax benefits.
LIGHTHAWK LEGACY SOCIETY
Please consider letting us know if you have included LightHawk in your estate or financial plans by filling out our Planned Gift Notification Form. We realize that many people prefer to keep their bequest and planned giving intentions private, but we would love to be able to acknowledge your gift in a way that best honors your intentions.
This form is non-binding and strictly confidential- unless you give us permission to publicly acknowledge your generosity. We collect this information in order to build momentum and provide inspiration for others – powerful leverage for our planned giving program which makes your gift even more meaningful.
If you have already made a gift, or want more information about becoming a Legacy Donor to LightHawk, please contact our Chief Executive Officer at (970) 797-9355.
A charitable trust is an irrevocable trust established for charitable purposes. Many individuals use charitable trusts to leave all or a portion of their estate to charity at the end of their life, both for philanthropic purposes and for certain tax benefits.
You can make a very meaningful gift simply by naming LightHawk as beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plan. Giving retirement assets in this way is quite easy. Just contact the institution holding your retirement plan, request a change of beneficiary form, fill the form out completely and return. (LightHawk, PO Box 2751, Grand Junction, CO 81502, Tax ID: 84-0852104). Typically naming a beneficiary in this way does not require drafting or amending a will or trust.
Please call our Chief Executive Officer at 970-797-9355 for help in making a gift through any of these methods.
If you have already made a gift, or want more information about becoming a Legacy Donor, please contact our Chief Executive Officer at (970) 797-9355.