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Leave a Gift in Your Will

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By including the National Geographic Society in your will or trust you can help protect and preserve wildlife, oceans, and cultural treasures for future generations. Call us today at 800-226-4438 or email legacy@ngs.org to find out how the legacy you leave can make a powerful difference for our planet.


Tips & Benefits

Making a gift to the National Geographic Society in your will or trust allows you to:

  • Retain control of your assets during your lifetime
  • Provide for loved ones and support the work of exploration, science, and education
  • Designate your gift to benefit your favorite National Geographic Society program
  • Make a gift in honor or memory of someone special

Gifts through wills and living trusts are simple to arrange and may be changed at any time. A provision or amendment prepared by your attorney at the time you make or update your will is all that is necessary.

To make your bequest to the National Geographic Society, please use the following language:

To the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., I hereby give $______ (or _______%) of my estate.

The National Geographic Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our federal tax identification number is 53-0193519.

The National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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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.

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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 Wills and Bequests Brochure

Our wills and bequests brochure contains all the information you need to know to set up a gift to the Society in your will or estate.
 

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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: Brian J. Skerry (Top Image, Penguins), Bell Collection (Alexander Graham Bell with Grandson), James PF Chow (Cover of Wills and Bequests Brochure), 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