Leave a Legacy for the Raptors

A bequest can be one of the most important gifts you give in your lifetime. When asked if they would leave a gift to a nonprofit in their will, most people say "Yes!" When asked if they have left a gift to a nonprofit in their will, most people say "No." Why? Because they just don't think of it. We are asking that you think about it - and act now.

Why leave a bequest for the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program?  

Because:

  •  Your gift will save lives.
  •  Your gift will inspire the leaders of tomorrow.
  •  Your gift will make an impact.

When you make a bequest to the RMRP:

  •   We honor your wishes.
  •   We safeguard your investment.
  •   We stretch your dollars.

How much you give is up to you. It can be as small as $5,000, or much, much larger.

It’s easy: If you already have a will, just pick up the phone. Call your attorney to add a charitable gift to your will. If you need advice, give us a call.

You can leave a variety of assets:

  • cash
  • investments such as stocks, bonds, or certificates of deposits
  • a percentage of your estate or assets
  • making the RMRP a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan

You can designate that your gift help current ongoing operations. Or you can request that your gift be part of the RMRP Endowment. Endowment funds are designed so that the principal funds are never touched, and the income generated is used for operations such as bird care or education programs. Calculations by The Rhode Island Foundation, based on average investment returns, found that in 50 years a $20,000 bequest would balloon to more than $368,000 in principal while over the same period yielding more than $300,000 in income.

Your gift can create a lasting legacy in your name. Just do it!

For more information, call Executive Director Judy Scherpelz at 970-484-7756.