Creating a permanent legacy of support for your most cherished hopes, dreams and commitments – that is the extraordinary benefit of planned giving. You can designate a particular program or activity to benefit from your gift. Or you can make an unrestricted gift and allow us to use it for our top priorities when received.
There are a number of ways that you can meet your financial goals and maximize your support of The Ridges. One of the most common ways is a bequest. A gift to The Ridges Sanctuary through your will or trust ensures that your commitment to environmental stewardship, your belief in preservation and your commitment to future generations will live on. You may also give through:
- Life Insurance
- Marketable securities or financial assets
- Property (Land and Personal)
Some of these provide substantial tax benefits for you or for your heirs. Your own trusted financial advisor is essential to effective planning and can help you make the best choices for your personal financial situations.
For more information on The Ridges Planned Giving Program, including more detailed examples of your giving options, contact Judy Drew: 920-839-2802 x 105.
The Albert Fuller Society
One of the first to recognize the unparalleled natural assets of the land now encompassed by The Ridges Sanctuary was renowned botanist Albert Fuller whose research as Curator of Botany for the Milwaukee Public Museum ultimately led to the founding of The Ridges. The Albert Fuller Society is a group of Sanctuary supporters who have made a lasting contribution to environmental preservation by including the Sanctuary in their estate planning.
If you have named The Ridges in your will or trust, or plan to do so, please let us know so that we can welcome you into the Albert Fuller Society and recognize this profound contribution to the future of the Sanctuary and your dedication to preserving and protecting its environmental diversity.