Thank you for considering a gift to WWF in your will or other estate plan.

If you’re ready to get started, there are free outside resources that you can use, including the one found here. Depending on the complexity of your assets and your financial situation, such tools may not be right for you. Always contact your legal or financial advisor if you have questions.

Suggested Bequest Language:

“I give ___________ (residue, percentage, or specific amount) to World Wildlife Fund, Inc., having its principal offices at 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, for its general purposes to save life on Earth.”

World Wildlife Fund
Office of Gift Planning

1250 24th St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
[email protected]
(888) 993-9455 | Toll Free

Learn More About Leaving A Legacy

What is The Legacy Circle?

The Legacy Circle is a special society recognizing supporters who include WWF in a will or estate plan, or who establish a gift with WWF that provides income for life. For over 50 years, WWF has worked to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth through the vital support of the Legacy Circle and other individuals who have made special commitments to WWF. Everything we have accomplished we have accomplished with you, our donors.

We hope you will consider joining the Legacy Circle and help continue WWF's work conserving our world's diverse treasures. Through your estate plan, you can pass on your cherished values and share the wonder of nature with generations to come.

Become a member of the Legacy Circle by doing any of the following:

  • Name WWF as a beneficiary in your will or trust
  • Name WWF as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy
  • Make a gift to WWF that provides you, or someone you name, with income for life
  • Make a gift to WWF through a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust

Getting started is easier than you think.

There are free outside resources that you can use to begin writing your will, including the one linked here. Depending on the complexity of your assets and your financial situation, such tools may not be right for you. Always contact your legal or financial advisor if you have questions.

If you decide to make a gift to WWF in your estate plans, please email us at [email protected] and let us know. We appreciate the opportunity to welcome you into the Legacy Circle. Thank you!

In gratitude for your generous lasting gift to conservation, you will receive special privileges, including:

Respect—We honor and recognize your commitment to nature

Legacy Circle Certificate
A beautiful certificate, suitable for framing, acknowledges your support of WWF and your Legacy Circle membership.

Exclusive Panda Pin
Our special WWF panda cloisonné lapel pin is designed exclusively for Legacy Circle members.

WWF Annual Report
Your name may be included in our Annual Report the year you make your gift.

Connect—We're here for you

Legacy Circle Toll-free Number
Legacy Circle members have direct telephone access to the Gift Planning team at WWF's DC headquarters.

Invitations to Conservation Webinars, Calls and Events
Hear directly from WWF experts about critical conservation issues, the newest programs and WWF initiatives.

Exclusive Invitations to Travel on WWF Insider Journeys
Enjoy exclusive opportunities to travel on journeys custom-designed for our closest supporters, led by WWF experts. Explore the best of the natural world and see how we are making a difference for our planet.

Impact—You've made a difference

WWF Annual Report
Our recap of the year's most compelling conservation stories and WWF's annual financial overview.

WWF Calendar
Our beautiful wall calendar is full of breathtaking photographs of the wildlife and places we work together to save.

World Wildlife Magazine
This quarterly magazine provides an in-depth look at WWF’s ongoing and innovative conservation work.

Legacy Circle E-Newsletter
Learn about the latest from the field and WWF headquarters with this insider e-newsletter.


The Legacy Circle: A lasting gift for a living Earth

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