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legacy giving

Join our Legacy Circle by making a planned gift to Midwest Environmental Advocates. Planned gifts are an investment in the future of environmental protection in Wisconsin, and they come in many shapes and sizes. Every gift is valued and makes a difference in our work to protect public health and the environment.

Join our Legacy Circle by making a planned gift to Midwest Environmental Advocates and investing in the future of environmental protection.

bequests

A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways to make a planned gift. 

You may leave MEA:

  • A stated dollar amount
  • A percentage of your residual estate (what remains after gifts to loved ones and expenses have been paid), or
  • A specific asset, such as securities or other marketable property

 

How to name MEA in your will:

Legal name: Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc
Address: 634 W Main Street, Suite 201, Madison, WI 53703
Federal Tax ID#: 39-2006475

This sample language may be useful:

“I give and bequeath to Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc, 634 W Main Street, Suite 201, Madison, WI, 53703 [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] [ _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes.”

Retirement accounts

Naming MEA as a beneficiary of all or a specified percentage of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plan is a simple way to provide for MEA’s future without changing your will or trust. Individuals who inherit retirement plan assets are usually required to pay income tax on them, so retirement accounts are often considered among the best assets to leave to charitable organizations.

How to name MEA as a beneficiary of your retirement plan:

Ask your retirement plan administrator or financial institution for a change of beneficiary form. Please list us as:

Legal Name: Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc
Address: 634 W Main Street, Suite 201, Madison, WI, 53703
Federal Tax ID#: 39-2006475

Life Insurance Policies

If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider designating MEA as a beneficiary.

gifts that provide income

Charitable annuities and charitable remainder trusts allow you to provide income for yourself or your loved ones while supporting MEA’s work. 

notifying MEA of your gift

We hope you’ll let us know when you have named MEA in your estate plans so that we can thank you. Please use this bequest notification form or contact Kara O’Connor at (608) 251-5047 x 1 or koconnor@midwestadvocates.org.

More Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Midwest Environmental Advocates. Every gift is valued, and every gift makes a difference in our work to protect public health and the environment for this generation and the next. To discuss a way to support our work that’s right for you, please contact Kara O’Connor, Director of Development, at (608) 251-5047 or koconnor@midwestadvocates.org.

Please make a gift today.