Make a Gift in Your Estate Plan
Making a bequest to Red Panda Network is a simple way to leave a lasting legacy. You can make a gift of cash or securities in your Will or Living Trust, and this type of charitable bequest is fully deductible for estate tax purposes. You may make a gift of a fixed amount or percentage of your estate, or you can designate us as a residuary beneficiary of your estate.
Sample bequest language:
“I give to Red Panda Network, a California not-for-profit corporation, at 1859 Powell St, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94133, [the sum of $_____________ or percentage of the estate], to be applied in its discretion for its general uses and purposes according to its mission.”
If you are considering leaving Red Panda Network a legacy, please contact us.
Designate Us as a Beneficiary of Your Retirement Account
Designating us as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your 401k, IRA or other retirement plan account can be beneficial to your heirs as well as Red Panda Network. Because a charitable organization like Red Panda Network is tax-exempt, when you name us as beneficiary, the gift will not be subject to estate tax or income tax. Using a retirement account to make a gift to Red Panda Network also frees up other assets that may not be subject to such undesirable tax consequences to leave for children and other family members.
Red Panda Network aims to protect the red pandas and other endangered species living in their mountain forest habitat. These Himalayan forests also provide the livelihood for millions of people, some of whom increasingly see no choice but to exploit their natural resources for survival. Red Panda Network provides knowledge, self-help capacity and equipment where we work and the need is greatest. We will do this not only by expanding the charity but also by expanding our collaboration with local communities, governments, researchers, zoos, and companies. Together we can protect the species for our children, and create alternative sustainable livelihoods for local people.
Long-term Sustainability is essential to make a difference to the survival of this beautiful animal and the landscape it represents.
A gift in your will promised now can help sustain our future on this planet, the future of red pandas, and the future without need of destruction of the people sharing their habitat. If you are considering leaving Red Panda Network a legacy, please contact us.
Thank you so much for considering the red pandas in your legacy !