If you appreciate the Southern Environmental Law Center's high-leverage approach, please consider taking some simple gift planning steps to keep SELC hard at work for many years to come. We invite you to explore the range of options available for supporting SELC—and perhaps realizing benefits for you and your loved ones (such as significant tax savings or lifetime income.)
By completing a legacy gift, you will become a member of SELC's Amicus Society—our valued circle of friends for the future.
Should you have already included the Southern Environmental Law Center in your estate plans, click here to fill out a short on-line form to let us know—so we can thank you!
Ready to include SELC in your will? We’ve partnered with FreeWill to give you an online tool that allows you to write your will and create a lasting legacy with SELC. Start your legacy today.
If you have any questions, call or email Deborah Donnelly at (434) 218-7382 or [email protected]
Put SELC in Your Will
Making a bequest is simple and straightforward. Let your advisor know your wishes and they will put the appropriate language in your will. If you already have a will, there is no need to rewrite it to include SELC; your lawyer can add a bequest through a simple codicil.
The quickest way to make a bequest to SELC is by using our free online will-writing tool. We’ve partnered with FreeWill to give you access to an easy way to write your legally valid will, and create your legacy with SELC. The process takes less than 20 minutes to complete, and is always free. Write your will and begin your legacy today.
Various bequest options (and suggested language that might be helpful to you and your advisor) allow you to:
1) Take care of your loved ones first, then leave all--or a percentage—of the remainder of your estate to SELC.
I give and bequeath to the Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc., 201 West Main Street, Suite 14, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (Federal Tax ID Number 52-1436778) all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal.
2) State your intention by leaving a specific amount (or specific percentage of your total estate) to SELC.
I give and bequeath to the Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc., (address and Fed ID number) the sum of $______.
I give and bequeath to the Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc., (address and Fed ID number) ___ percent of my estate.
Make your gift to SELC contingent on other conditions being met, such as having a loved one predecease you.
If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and bequeath to the Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc., (address and Fed ID number) the sum of $______.
Or you may say "all of my estate" or "__ percent of the remainder of my estate."