Create a legacy by including Hoosier Environmental Council in your planned or estate giving.
Leaving a gift to the Hoosier Environmental Council in your will, by beneficiary designation, or in another way set forth with your financial advisor, is a great way to make a lasting difference for Indiana’s environment. Your gift will ensure that we can do even more to safeguard Indiana’s rivers, air, and wildlife habitat for generations to come.
Sky Blue Aster Society
Your commitment makes you a part of our Sky Blue Aster Society. The Sky Blue Aster is a native Indiana wildflower signifying hope and positivity. It thrives in the toughest conditions and is a source of sustenance for pollinators like bees and butterflies. Like the Sky Blue Aster, people who make planned gifts to HEC are providing for Indiana’s wildlife and seek to bring hope in challenging terrain. We never publish donor names and information publicly, but as a member of this Society, you will be invited to occasional, exclusive events for our planned gift donors including guided nature outings and educational opportunities on topics ranging from climate policy to investment strategies.
I’m invested in the future of the Hoosier Environmental Council and desire to leave a lasting legacy toward HEC’s initiatives to improve environmental health, protect our land and water, and advance climate solutions. Join the Sky Blue Aster Society.
Contact our Development Manager at (317) 981-3210 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your planned giving to HEC.
This information is not intended as tax, legal, or financial advice. Please consult with your personal financial advisor for information specific to your situation.
Other Ways to Support HEC
Most often, planned gifts are made as a bequest in a will or trust. But did you know that there are other ways to leave a lasting legacy? Your financial planner can advise about the most advantageous ways for you to give. Consult with your experts, or check out our HEC Green Business program if you’re looking for a service provider.
Some options for planned giving may have more immediate tax incentives, like donating appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Benefits may include avoiding capital gains and diversifying your portfolio. It’s simple: you transfer appreciated securities to HEC and we sell them to fund environmental programs in Indiana.
Qualified Charitable Distributions
Individuals who are 70.5 years old are required to take minimum distributions from their IRA. By donating these distributions to HEC, you will satisfy your minimum distributions, but the amount will not be counted as income for the year.
Leave a Legacy
Include HEC in your will or trust so that your voice for the environment lives on beyond your lifetime. You designate a particular asset or percentage of your estate; indicate whether your gift is unrestricted or for a particular program area; notify HEC of your wishes and commitment; HEC receives your gift when your will is settled; and your distribution is fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes.