What tracks will you leave behind?

When you include a gift to Defenders of Ʊ in your will, you leave a lasting mark on wildlife and the world by helping us continue our conservation work. Because of your generous support, Defenders of Ʊ has made great strides protecting wolves, polar bears, and other wild animals and plants in their natural communities. But our work is far from over, and you can play an important role in ensuring the survival of wildlife and habitats for generations to come.

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  • You can view the most recent issues of the Ʊ Legacy Society newsletter, The Tracks You Leave Behind online.
  • You can designate Defenders of Ʊ as a charitable beneficiary of your DAF (donor advised fund).
  • There are many ways to use your retirement assets to support wildlife. Learn more here!

Legal Designation and Sample Wording

“I hereby give ______ (percentage, residuary share or specific amount or asset) to Defenders of Ʊ, 1130 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.”

Tax ID number: 53-0183181

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Defenders has partnered with to give you a free and easy way to write or update your legal will. Many people like to include a gift to Defenders of Ʊ to help ensure our work to protect and restore our nation’s wildlife continues for generations to come.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What assets can I use to make a gift to Defenders of Ʊ?

You can make an outright gift of securities or other property (e.g., real estate , personal property). Through your will or living trust or with a distribution from a retirement plan or life insurance policy, you can designate a gift to Defenders of Ʊ.

I want to leave my land to Defenders in my will. How do I do that? 

The most beneficial method is to name us as the beneficiary of the property sale. 

Still have questions? Contact the Planned Giving Team at 1-800-915-6789 or legacy@defenders.org.