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Gifts that pay you back

Transfer securities, cash, or other property to Woodwell Climate Research Center and we’ll manage the investment of the assets and pay an income to you, your designated beneficiaries, or both. Receive payments for the rest of your life or, in some cases, up to a certain number of years.

Explore income gift options

Learn about gift types that enable you to impact our organization while supporting yourself or loved ones for years to come.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Experience the best of both worlds: support our cause while receiving fixed payments for life with a Charitable Gift Annuity.

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

Tailor income streams, diversify assets, and leave a lasting legacy through the flexibility of a Charitable Remainder Trust.

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Charitable Lead Trusts

Enhance your giving strategy by providing immediate support to our cause, while safeguarding assets for loved ones later.

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Legacy giving helps drive our mission

At Woodwell Climate Research Center, we rely on the generosity of our donors to continue our mission of providing science-based solutions to the climate crisis. Legacy gifts, such as bequests and beneficiary designations, are critical to our ability to provide cutting-edge climate science on a global scale. These gifts provide long-term support, ensuring that we can continue to work toward a safe and stable climate for years to come.

It’s impossible for me to overstate the importance of the work of Woodwell Climate Research Center. As a long-time board member, I have seen firsthand the quality and impacts of the Center’s research. With Woodwell Climate’s 38-year track record of excellence, I have every confidence my legacy gift will be used wisely, and Woodwell Climate’s science will continue to make major contributions to sound climate decisions.

Vicky Lowell

Vicky Lowell

We’re here to help you meet your goals!

Our team would be happy to speak with you in confidence about your giving goals, with no obligation.

Name: Beth Bagley

Title :Director of Legacy Giving

Phone: 508-444-1517


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More ways to make an impact

Gifts in a will or trust

Donations in your will or trust are (by far) the most popular type of legacy gift. Learn more, or get help starting your will (for free!).

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Beneficiary designations

Gifting assets not covered by your will — like 401(k) or IRA accounts — may help your heirs avoid unwanted taxes, even if you’re below the estate tax threshold.

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Popular tax-smart gifts

Many people are increasingly choosing to give non-cash assets, so they can have a bigger impact at less cost to them.

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