Your will

Make a Difference for the Long Term

When you leave a gift to Maryland LCV Education Fund in your will or estate plan, you help ensure our long-term ability to create a healthier environment for those who follow.

There are simple steps you can take right now to make sure your legacy includes safeguarding the health of Maryland’s water, air, and communities. Adding Maryland LCV Education Fund to your will, listing Maryland LCV Education Fund as a beneficiary on your retirement account, and including Maryland LCV Education Fund in your estate plans can ensure that your values live on for generations.

Take Charge of Your Legacy

Flexible planned giving options mean that you can make decisions now, adjust your plans later, and leave a planned gift that costs you nothing today. The benefits of leaving a planned gift include:

  • Provide for your loved ones while also helping to preserve our environment for future generations
  • Leave a gift in honor or memory of someone special
  • Retain control of your assets during your lifetime
  • Choose the amount that works for you (there is no minimum contribution)
  • Remain anonymous if you choose

Add Maryland LCV Education Fund as a Beneficiary

Include Maryland LCV Education Fund as a beneficiary — or a contingent beneficiary to be next in line after loved ones — of retirement accounts, life insurance policies, bank or brokerage accounts, donor-advised funds, and more. To do so, request a beneficiary designation form from your plan administrator, fill it out, and return it. Read more in our: Guide to Planned Giving (PDF)

We are honored to be considered in your estate planning process. If you include us in your estate plans, please let us know so we can thank you and recognize your gift according to your wishes. If you have any questions about Planned Giving, we’d be more than happy to help. Please contact Laura Wood at lwood@mdlcv.org or 410-280-9855 x205.

Create or Update Your Will or Living Trust

You can make a gift through your will or living trust, also known as a bequest. 

You can quickly and easily create a legally-valid will online, at no cost to you, by visiting FreeWill.com. Join the over 950,000 Americans who have used FreeWill to draft a completely free estate plan and have committed over $10 billion to non-profits .

To leave a gift for the environment in your will or trust, use the following language:

“I hereby give and bequeath $__ or __ percent of the residue of my estate to The Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Inc., a Maryland nonprofit corporation exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 30 West Street, Suite C, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, Federal tax ID number 52-2210858.”

Tax ID Number and Sample Legal Language

To leave a gift for the environment in your will or trust, use the following language:

“I hereby give and bequeath $__ or __ percent of the residue of my estate to The Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Inc., a Maryland nonprofit corporation exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 30 West Street, Suite C, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, Federal tax ID number 52-2210858.”

We’re in it for the long haul – and you can be too. Email us donate@mdlcv.org for more information , and download our Guide to Planned Giving (pdf) or view it below. 

The information on this page is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change.