Your bequest to REEF may qualify your estate for a charitable deduction equal to the entire amount of the bequest. Consult your tax or financial adviser for further information.
Sample Bequest Language
Unrestricted Bequest I give and bequeath to Reef Environmental Education Foundation, a non-profit organization (Tax ID #65-0270064), with a principal business address of 98300 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, for its general purposes, the sum of ______ Dollars ($______ ) - OR - ______% of my residuary estate.
An unrestricted bequest allows your support to be used in the area of greatest need.
I give and bequeath to Reef Environmental Education Foundation, a non-profit organization (Tax ID # 65-0270064), with a principal business address of 98300 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, the sum of ______ dollars ($______ ) - OR - ______% of my residuary estate to support ______________ (e.g, education, lionfish, or volunteer fish survey project).
If you have a more specific purpose in mind, please contact us so we can work with you to ensure that your wishes are met.
Sample Beneficiary Designation
To include Reef Environmental Education Foundation by beneficiary designation, the below wording should be used: Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Florida nonprofit corporation, with a principal business address of 98300 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037-0246. Tax ID: 65-0270064
Please have your will or codicil drafted by an attorney who is familiar with the estate laws of the state where you live. We are not engaged in legal or tax advisory service. The purpose of this SAMPLE CODICIL is to provide general gift, estate, and financial planning information. Watch for tax revisions. State laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. ADVICE FROM LEGAL COUNSEL SHOULD BE SOUGHT WHEN CONSIDERING THESE TYPES OF GIFTS. View Sample Codicil
This information is intended to provide general gift planning information. Our organization is not qualified to provide specific legal, tax or investment advice, and this information should not be looked to or relied upon as a source for such advice. Consult with your own legal and financial advisors before making any gift.
For further information or to talk with someone about giving to REEF, please call 305-852-0030 or email giving@REEF.org.
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REEF’s focus is to develop strong programming to engage and inspire the public through citizen science, education, and partnering with the scientific community to achieve a healthier ocean. This commitment to our mission has been recognized by Great Nonprofits and GuideStar. REEF has an exceptional ‘Give with Confidence’ rating on Charity Navigator, joining the less than 1% of charities with a perfect score for fulfilling our mission in a fiscally-responsible way while adhering to good governance and other best practices. This means your donation goes directly to making a difference for our ocean.