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Make a lasting impact on Wild Bear's future.

Leave a Legacy

Estate gifts are an important way to support Wild Bear’s mission. Unrestricted gifts give us the greatest flexibility to use funds where they are most needed.

You may leave Wild Bear
  • 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 Wild Bear in your will

Legal name: Wild Bear Nature Center

Address: PO Box 3017, Nederland, Colorado 80466

Federal tax ID#: 84-1352764

This sample language may be useful:

I give and bequeath to Wild Bear Nature Center, P.O. Box 3017, Nederland, CO 80266, [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] [ _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes.

Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor if you have questions.

We hope you’ll let us know when you have named Wild Bear in your will or trust so that we can thank you and include you in our Legacy Society.

Bequest Intention Form

Thank you for including Wild Bear Nature Center in your estate plans. Please let us know of your intentions via the form below.

Give Via Your IRA

If you are above the age of 70.5 years old, you can make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) through your IRA. Simply contact your IRA administrator and instruct that person to transfer funds to the charity you designate. Help us credit your gift and thank you by having your IRA administrator include your full name and mailing address on the gift. Also, please ask your administrator note that the transfer is an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution. We do not encourage restricted gifts. Funds distributed directly to you, the IRA owner, and which you then give to charity do not qualify as a QCD.

Gifts of Stock

You can easily donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible. There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation. Speak to your investment advisor to learn more.

Matching Gifts

A matching gift is part of a company’s philanthropic initiatives that reward charitable donations.  The employee donates to a non-profit organization and the employer will also donate to that organization, most often dollar for dollar.  Companies will sometimes also match donations made by spouses, retirees, and board members. You can request a matching gift from your employer online, by email, or via payroll giving by following the below instructions (conditions and criteria for gift matching vary by employer). Wild Bear is happy to confirm your gift or to satisfy any other requirements your company may have. If you are sending your company’s matching gift form, be sure to include our Federal Tax ID: #84-1352764.