Leave a legacy for Forest Park - Include Forest Park Conservancy in your estate plan

Giving to the charitable causes that matter most to you during your lifetime is a meaningful and powerful way for you to express your personal values and priorities. Remembering your most cherished causes in your estate plan is a way for you to ensure that the support you gave during your lifetime can continue and that future generations will benefit from your generosity. Forest Park Conservancy has been fortunate to receive several such gifts in recent years from individuals who loved Forest Park and cared deeply about its future. Their gifts are helping us restore and protect our beloved park.

One of the easiest ways to ensure your love of Forest Park continues is by naming Forest Park Conservancy as a beneficiary in your will or living trust. Here is sample language you can use:

"I give, devise, and bequeath to Forest Park Conservancy in Portland Oregon, the sum of $________(or a percentage of your estate), for the benefit of Forest Park Conservancy and its general purposes."

Forest Park Conservancy is a 501c3 organization and our Tax ID number is: 94-3103055.

If you wish to remember us in your will or other estate planning documents, please consult your professional advisor on the best way to ensure that your wishes are carried out and any possible tax or legal advantages that may be available to you.

Other ways you can leave a legacy that will ensure Forest Park is fully restored include:

  • Gifts real estate or other property you own;
  • Naming Forest Park Conservancy as a beneficiary of your IRA or 401K plan; 
  • Making Forest Park Conservancy the beneficiary of bank accounts using the Payable on Death or Transferable on Death designations; or 
  • Naming Forest Park Conservancy as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

While it is certainly not necessary to do so, if you have already named Forest Park Conservancy in your estate plans, we would be grateful if you would let us know. You may do so by emailing our Executive Director, Renee Myers or our Development and Communications Director, Sheryl Sackman or call us at 503-223-5449.  

Please note that if you included us in your estate plans under our former name, Friends of Forest Park, it would be best to update that information at your next opportunity. If you are considering naming Forest Park Conservancy as a beneficiary in your will or other estate planning documents, or if you are in the process of updating those documents, please use the following language to accurately identify us as beneficiary:

Forest Park Conservancy, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Oregon, with the principal business address of 210 NW 17th Ave. Suite 201 Portland, OR 97209.Th e tax identification number is: 94-3103055.

Thank you for considering a planned gift to Forest Park Conservancy. If we can be of any assistance in helping you include us in your estate planning, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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