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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GENERAL CITATION


For the purposes of a general citation in a will or codicil we recommend that you cite the Garden as follows:

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458
Tax ID # 13-1693134


DIRECT GIFT (restricted or unrestricted)


" I give, devise, and bequeath [the sum of $________ ] [ all or___ percent of the residuary of my estate] [or other specified property] to The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York, 10458, a 501 (c) 3 organization, to be used for its general purposes [ or for a designated purpose that reflects a particular interest or program ]".

GIFT ESTABLISHING AN ENDOWMENT FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE


"I give [ the sum of $______ ] [all or ____ percent of the residuary of my estate] [or other specified property] to The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York, 10458, a 501 (c) 3 organization, to create an endowed fund, the income and accumulated gain from which, subject to the Garden's then current spending policy, are to be used for its general purposes [or for a specific purpose: state the purpose]."

LANGUAGE FOR ALTERNATIVE USE OF RESTRICTED GIFT


When making a restricted gift, please include the following language to assure that the gift will remain productive should circumstances change.

"If at any time in the judgment of the Board of Managers of The New York Botanical Garden the designated use of this bequest is no longer practicable or appropriate, then the Board of Managers shall use the bequest to further the general purposes of the Garden, giving consideration, where possible, to my special interest as described above."
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