Planned Giving for Your Future and Ours
The League offers ideas and arrangements through which individuals can provide for the League in their financial and estate plans. A few of the possibilities are listed below. To receive copies of our free planning brochures, click here.
A Gift Through Your
One of the simplest ways to make a gift to the League is through your will. Bequests can take the form of cash, securities, life insurance, land or buildings. You may designate the League as a direct beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the residual of your estate, or just simply to be the contingent beneficiary in the case that your named family or friends do not survive you. Click here to request a free brochure on giving through your will.
The following language can be used to provide for the League in your will:
"I hereby give and bequeath ______ to the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA), a nonprofit membership organization incorporated by the laws of the State of Illinois, having as its principal address 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878-2983, for the IWL Trust."
Gifts of Stock
You can donate stock to the League. This will help save on capital gains taxes on appreciated investments and provide a charitable income tax deduction.
Giving a life insurance policy is a way to donate a large sum at relatively little cost to you. You can donate an existing policy that no longer is necessary for a family's financial security, making future premiums on the policy tax-deductible. Click here to request a free brochure on giving through your life insurance.
Gifts of Real
Almost any type of real property, whether a personal residence, farm, vacation home, commercial building or undeveloped parcel of land, can be contributed to the League. This type of gift provides substantial tax savings. You can also arrange to live in your personal residence, farm, or vacation home for the remainder of your life and spouse's life.
PLEASE NOTE: We recommend that you contact your attorney or financial advisor when considering such donations. The League cannot serve as an executor of a donor's estate.