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Legacy Circle

Legacy Circle

The Woodlawn Legacy Circle is comprised of those supporters who have made a planned gift to Woodlawn such as a bequest, retirement plan, real estate or other property, life income including charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities, and privately-held business interests.

Today, there are many options for planned gifts available to you, designed to meet both your personal needs and help establish or strengthen your legacy with Woodlawn.

Many legacy gifts, in fact, offer substantial benefits for you and your loved ones. A legacy gift to Woodlawn may:

  • Provide attractive tax benefits
  • Create a meaningful legacy by enriching the education of countless young people, conservation of our natural resources and preservation of our historic structures
  • Create lifetime income

How it Works:

  • Notify the Woodlawn Conservancy of your intent by calling 718-408-5627
  • Include a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust (see sample text)
  • Upon your death, the Woodlawn Conservancy receives the bequest you specified

Sample bequest language to review with your estate planning professional:

I give the sum of ______ dollars or _________% of my estate (or description of securities or other property to the Woodlawn Conservancy, a federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization with offices at 4199 Webster Ave., Bronx, NY 10470. This gift is unrestricted (or a specific designation.)

Benefits of Legacy Circle Membership:

  • Invitation to participate in all annual events at Woodlawn
  • Name listed in the Legacy Circle newsletter
  • Invitation to exclusive events
  • Private cemetery tours with leadership
  • News and communications from the President’s Office
  • Commemorative items emblematic of your membership