Bequest Gift

How to include Alabama Wildlife Center in your will:
Donors may make charitable gifts by naming Alabama Wildlife Center as a beneficiary in their wills. The federal government encourages these gifts or bequests by allowing an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction. In addition, a charitable bequest may place your estate in a lower estate tax bracket.

To make a bequest to Alabama Wildlife Center, the following language will be helpful to your lawyer:

I give, devise, and bequeath to Alabama Wildlife Center the sum of _____________ (or otherwise describe the gift or specify a percentage of the estate).

There are three ways you can make a bequest:

1. Specific Bequest: You designate a specific dollar amount, specific percentage, or specific property to Alabama Wildlife Center.

2. Residual Bequest: Your estate will pay all debts, taxes, expenses, and specific bequests. The remaining amount–the residual–will be transferred to Alabama Wildlife Center.

3. Contingent Bequest: You can ask that Alabama Wildlife Center receive all or a portion of your estate only under certain circumstances. For example, you can name Alabama Wildlife Center as a beneficiary of your estate only if there are no surviving close family members. Childless couples sometimes provide for the entire estate to go to the surviving spouse, or if the spouse does not survive, to Alabama Wildlife Center.

We make no claims regarding the accuracy of the above information or the tax consequences stemming from your use of it. Please consult with your own tax, legal, or financial planning advisor.

Get in Touch

Address
100 Terrace Drive
Oak Mountain State Park
Pelham, AL 35124
205-663-7930
wildlife@awrc.org

Hours Open Every Day of the Year!

Bird Patient Admission: 8:00AM-6:00PM
Wildlife Help Line: 8:00AM-8:00PM  (205-663-7930, Ext. 2)
Visitors: 9:00AM-5:00PM (even holidays!)
Business Office: 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday (closed holidays)

About The Wildlife Center

Our Mission
The Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility, caring annually for almost 2,000 wild bird patients from more than 100 species. AWC is a nonprofit organization with a dual mission:
  • to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and
  • to educate people in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife.