Legal Designation Language

General support
If you choose to include the Wildlife Conservation Network in your will or estate plan, you can name us as follows:

I give                                            to the Wildlife Conservation Network, a California nonprofit corporation, with principal business address of 209 Mississippi Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Species-specific support
There is no more important or lasting final act than making a bequest to conserve the environment for future generations. We recognize that donors may have very specific intentions for their bequest, and we deeply wish to honor these intentions. The most rigorous language you could use in your gift planning is the following:

I give                                            to the Wildlife Conservation Network, a California nonprofit corporation, with principal business address of 209 Mississippi Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, for the benefit of <Name of Species>.

We live in an uncertain world, especially when talking about the extensive time frames involved in planned giving. Circumstances beyond anyone's control may lead to unpredictable situations. In the ideal scenario, conservation efforts may no longer be necessary to protect a species. Conversely, in the worst case scenario the species may have become extinct. To address this type of remote possibility, we would prefer the latitude of the following language:

I give                                            to the Wildlife Conservation Network, a California nonprofit corporation, with principal business address of 209 Mississippi Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, for the benefit of <Name of Species>, except in extreme circumstances, such as extinction of the target species, wherein an approval of the WCN board could reallocate the funds to where they are most needed.

Whatever language you choose, we sincerely appreciate your vision for the future of wildlife conservation and we are deeply appreciative of the trust that you've shown in WCN and our Partners to realize that vision.

WCN's tax identification number is 30-0108469