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The Kilimanjaro Society
If you have chosen to include the African Wildlife Foundation in your estate plans, we hope you will let us know, so we can welcome you to our Kilimanjaro Society.
The Society was created in 1998 as a way to honor those who have chosen to support Africa's irreplaceable wildlife beyond their lifetimes by including AWF in their long-term estate or financial plans. As a member of this esteemed group, you are key partner in our mission to work with the people of Africa to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.
You can qualify for membership:
There is no minimum gift amount to join the Kilimanjaro Society. Simply let us know that you have made AWF a beneficiary of any kind of planned gift, such as your will, trust, life insurance policy, or retirement plan, and we will send you a membership form - and our heartfelt gratitude!
Kilimanjaro Society member benefits:
- AWF Pin — An attractive lapel pin with elephant logo
- AWF's Annual Report — With your permission, we will list your name with other Kilimanjaro Society members. You will also receive your own copy of this comprehensive review of AWF's work
- Travel Africa Magazine — AWF's special edition quarterly magazine
- Letters from Africa — Our popular, quarterly updates from AWF staff in the field
- Invitations — Special invitations to attend AWF events or meet our African or Washington-based staff when they're in your area
Your planned gift will help AWF to ensure that Africa's magnificent animals and wild landscapes endure forever. Thanks to your far-sighted generosity, future generations of elephants, lions, mountain gorillas, rhinos, cheetahs and other precious wildlife will become a living legacy.
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to AWF as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to AWF as a lump sum.