By naming the National Geographic Society as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy, you make the most cost-effective gift you can, saving other less-taxed assets for loved ones.
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Three Ways to Give Assets
- Retirement Assets
When you name the National Geographic Society as a beneficiary of your retirement account, you avoid the double taxation of federal estate and income taxes. It’s the most cost-effective gift you can make and allows you to leave other, less heavily taxed assets to your loved ones.
- Life Insurance
Insurance policies that have outlasted their original purpose provide a wonderful way to create your conservation legacy. You can make the National Geographic Society a beneficiary on your life insurance policy or you can sign over a fully paid policy.
- Real Estate
If you want to eliminate the burden of selling a property, reduce your taxable estate, and receive a charitable income tax deduction, you can leave a gift of real estate in your will to the National Geographic Society. Gifts of real estate can include homes, condominiums, apartments, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, and rental property.
The National Geographic Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our federal tax identification number is 53-0193519.
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