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Retirement & Other Assets

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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. 

Call 800-226-4438 or email legacy@ngs.org to find out how the legacy you leave can make a powerful difference for our planet.


Three Ways to Give Assets

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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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Have you already included the Society in your will?  

If so, let us know. We’d love to include you in our Alexander Graham Bell Legacy Society.

Let Us Know

 

 

Contact Us for More Info

For more information, please complete the form below and one of our gift planners will contact you to discuss your gift. You can also call 800-226-4438 or email plannedgiftinfo@ngs.org.


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Learn More in Our Exploring Your Legacy Brochure

Learn more about gifts that pay you back in our full brochure.
 

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Alexander Graham Bell Legacy Society  

Did you know when you leave a gift to the National Geographic Society in your will or estate you can join our legacy society? Learn more about the benefits.


Photos: Michael S. Quinton/National Geographic (Top Image, Beaver), Bell Collection (Alexander Graham Bell with Grandson), James PF Chow (Cover of Exploring Your Legacy), Gilbert Grosvenor (Alexander Graham Bell with daughter)



Contact Us

The National Geographic Society
Development Office
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
800-373-1717