Leave a legacy for ocean conservation.

Legacy gifts are unbelievably powerful for Oceanic Society. As a small organization with big aspirations, these gifts can have a huge impact on our financial sustainability, and will help us continue to conserve ocean wildlife and habitats for future generations to enjoy. Legacy gifts cost nothing now, while you retain control of your assets, and you can always change or modify your gift.

Oceanic Legacy Society

Oceanic Legacy Society is a community of advocates who have made a commitment to the preservation and rejuvenation of our oceans, and the livelihoods they sustain.

Your decision to include a gift for Oceanic Society in your will or trust, or to designate us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or financial account, is a powerful testament to our shared hope for the future – a future where collective efforts create a positive impact on our oceans.

We hope you will consider joining the Oceanic Legacy Society. These purposeful contributions embody the thoughtful dedication of our supporters, mirroring their forward-looking outlook for a sustainable world with thriving oceans at its core.

In return, we promise to:

  • Honor Your Intentions: We are dedicated to carefully stewarding the legacy you entrust to us.
  • Provide Acknowledgment and Respect: Members of the Oceanic Legacy Society have the choice to be acknowledged publicly for their generosity, commemorate their gift in honor of a loved one, or receive a private expression of our gratitude.
  • Give Lasting Appreciation: We deeply value the commitment shown by our Oceanic Legacy Society members in safeguarding the ocean and marine life for future generations.

As we work together towards a brighter marine future, your support serves as the cornerstone of our efforts to ensure a world where oceans thrive. Join us in shaping a legacy of actionable conservation at oceanicsociety.org

Join the Oceanic Legacy Society today!

How do I leave a Legacy Gift?

There are a variety of ways to leave a gift to Oceanic Society in your will or trust. The following information is provided to help you in your estate planning, though it is not intended as legal, financial, or other professional advice. Every situation is unique, and it is important you speak with your financial advisor or attorney to determine the best course of action for your legacy.

A few of the ways we can accept gifts are:

  • Include Oceanic Society in your will or living trust. Simply share this with your attorney or financial planner: “I bequeath [___% or ___ dollars of my estate, or description of assets] to Oceanic Society, a California nonprofit corporation (Tax ID 94-3105570), for its general use.
  • Give a gift of stock. One of the most tax-efficient ways to give. If you have securities that have increased in value, you not only receive a deduction based on the full appreciated value, but you can also avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due had you sold the shares. Download our stock donation form for more details.

Planned giving is a strategy, regardless of income level, to support Oceanic Society in a significant way. It is a fantastic way to secure your legacy as a champion for the ocean.

Let us know your plans!

If you are interested or have already included Oceanic Society in your legacy plans, please let us know by contacting our Development Coordinator, Rosie Jeffrey, at jeffrey@oceanicsociety.org or by mail to P.O. Box 844, Ross, CA 94957.

Thank you for helping us create a more Oceanic Society for the years to come!

Oceanic Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with headquarters in Ross, CA, USA (tax ID: 94-3105570). Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. To request additional information or to make a donation by check, wire transfer, or stock transfer, please contact us.

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