Your bequest at New England Wild Flower Society
Some of the most significant gifts made in support of New England Wild Flower Society have been through bequests in wills or estate plans. Bequests will endow the Society’s work in the future.
Making a provision for New England Wild Flower Society in your will allows you to make a significant and meaningful gift today, while preserving your assets during your lifetime.
A bequest may provide for a specific dollar gift, a percentage of your estate, or specific asset(s) to be given to the Society in support of its various programs and endeavors. A bequest may also be in the form of a gift of the remaining assets of one's estate. Bequests, like other gifts, can be designated for many purposes or given without restriction. To view sample bequest language, see below.
Recommended Bequest Language - Unrestricted
“I bequeath (insert here the amount in dollars, percentage of estate, complete description of the securities, real estate or property), to the New England Wild Flower Society, Inc., a charitable corporation established by the law at 180 Hemenway Rd. Framingham, MA 01701, for its unrestricted use.”
Restricted bequests instruct the New Wild Flower Society to use the bequest for a specific program area.
Recommended Bequest Language – Restricted
“I bequeath (insert here the amount in dollars, percentage of estate, complete description of the securities, real estate or property), to the New England Wild Flower Society, Inc., a charitable corporation established by the law at 180 Hemenway Rd. Framingham, MA 01701, to be used to (insert here how you wish the income to be used. For example: Endowment, Internship Program in Horticulture, or Education; to maintain the Garden in the Woods, the Sanctuaries or Nasami Farm; to support the Library; or to further instruction in a particular field of education, etc.)
Please note that this is general information and is not presented as specific legal or tax advice. You should consult with your attorney for such advice.
Please consult with the Society before making a provision in your will to assure that your wishes can be implemented as you desire.
Gift and Legacy Planning
New England Wild Flower Society
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701