Your Contribution, Our Future

Planned Giving

Since 1891 The New York Botanical Garden has been a leading force in advancing knowledge about plants, preserving biodiversity, and enhancing lives for countless visitors who come to the Garden for its natural beauty.

When you include the Botanical Garden in your estate plans, you help sustain the Garden's mission and provide support for its acclaimed collections and programs for generations to come. A legacy gift can take many forms. You can name The New York Botanical Garden as a beneficiary in your Will, life insurance, IRA, or retirement plan.

You can also establish a gift that will provide you payments for life by funding a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust.

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Charitable Bequest

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to The New York Botanical Garden that will make a lasting impact.

Charitable Bequest
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Benefits of a bequest

  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Leave a lasting legacy to charity

How a bequest works

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or The New York Botanical Garden as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.

Here are some of the ways to leave a bequest to The New York Botanical Garden

  • Include a bequest to The New York Botanical Garden in your will or revocable trust
  • Designate The New York Botanical Garden as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension)
  • Name The New York Botanical Garden as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy

A bequest may be made in several ways

  • Percentage bequest - make a gift of a percentage of your estate
  • Specific bequest - make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset
  • Residual bequest - make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate
Click here to review sample bequest language.

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If you have any questions about leaving a bequest to us, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you. If you have been so generous as to include a bequest to The New York Botanical Garden as part of your estate plan, please take the time to let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity.

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