Leaving a Legacy
Your generous gift WILL help build a sustainable future for the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. There are two funds in which withdrawals from the earned interest can be used for ongoing operations or other specified purposes. All donations are tax deductible.
General Endowment – Your donation will build a fund that will allow the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm to operate and thrive for many years to enjoy.
The Wrede/Ward Research Endowment – Named in honor of Jan Wrede and in memory of Dr. Bill Ward, donations to this fund support vital research of land and water that guides conservation and preservation practices at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm.
The Brandon Gallagher-Manning Memorial Fund was established to support the annual Moondance concert series in honor of Brandon, who was a 21-year old aspiring musician when he was killed in a tragic car accident in May of 2001.
A Gift in Your Will: Getting Started
We hope you'll consider including a gift to Cibolo Nature Center & Farm in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers these main benefits:
Simplicity. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed.
- Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
- Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
- Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift's full value.
- Please note: The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm Cibolo Nature Center is not in the business of providing tax advice. Please have the prospective donor contact their tax adviser regarding their own personal tax situation and the impact of this potential gift.
How It Works
To make a charitable bequest, you need a current will or revocable living trust.
Your gift can be made as a percentage of your estate. Or you can make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property. After your lifetime, Cibolo Nature Center & Farm receives your gift.
Putting Your Family First
When planning a future gift, it's sometimes difficult to determine what size donation will make sense. Emergencies happen, and you need to make sure your family is financially taken care of first. Including a bequest of a percentage of your estate ensures that your gift will remain proportionate no matter how your estate's value fluctuates over the years.
We Can Help
Contact Leigh Owen with any questions about naming Cibolo Nature Center & Farm in your will or living trust. We're happy to help, without obligation.
Supporting Cibolo Nature Center & Farm Through Your Estate Plan
The following includes several examples of suggested bequest wording to benefit Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Cibolo Nature Center & Farm is dedicated to promoting conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship.
Each individual situation is unique and, therefore, these examples include only some of the possible gift opportunities. We encourage you to share your final will provision with the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm to ensure that your wishes will be properly followed and recognized.
To CNC & FARM for Unrestricted Purposes
I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Friends of the Cibolo Wilderness, Inc, a nonprofit Texas corporation with principal offices in Boerne, Texas,__________________ percent (%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate for the unrestricted benefit of the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm.
To Support a Specific CNC & FARM Campus, School, Department, or Program
I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, a nonprofit Texas corporation with principal offices in Boerne, Texas,_______________percent ( %) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate for the benefit of Cibolo Nature Center & Farm_____________ campus, school, department, or program.
For Unrestricted Purpose
I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, a nonprofit corporation with principal offices in Boerne, Texas, the sum of _______ dollars ($ ) as an unrestricted gift to be used in the area of greatest need at the time the gift is received.
For a Specific Purpose
I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, an Texas non-profit corporation with principal offices in Boerne, Texas, the sum of __________ dollars ($ ) to be used for _____________________________.
It is understood and agreed that should the purpose for which this bequest is instituted cease to exist, then the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm may devote said bequest for such other uses and purposes as it determines to be in accordance with my original intent in making this gift.
To assist you with your plans, the _____________ can provide sample language for the program or area you wish to support. This confidential service is available to you without obligation.
Please contact Leigh Owen, Director of Development, at 830-249-4616 for more information.