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Estate Planning

Thank you for considering a gift to Rock Creek Conservancy in your estate plan. Bequest contributions are vitally important to the long-term sustainability of the Conservancy and our efforts to protect the health, beauty, and enjoyment of Rock Creek and its tributaries.

We recommend one or a combination of the following clauses for your will. However, we strongly urge you to consult a qualified professional to determine the exact legal language needed to ensure your intentions are clear.

General Bequest:

"I give and bequeath the amount of $ ______ to Rock Creek Conservancy, Federal Identification Number: 20-3874333, located at 4300 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 304, Bethesda, MD 20814, at the time of this writing.

Percentage Bequest:

"I give and bequeath _____ percent of the total value of my estate to Rock Creek Conservancy, Federal Identification Number: 20-3874333, located at 4300 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 304, Bethesda, MD 20814, at this writing.

Bequest of a Residue:

"The rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, wherever situated, I give and bequeath to Rock Creek Conservancy, Federal Identification Number: 20-3874333, located at 4300 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 304, Bethesda, MD 20814, at this writing.

Restricted Bequest:

"I give and bequeath to Rock Creek Conservancy, Federal Identification Number: 20-3874333, located at 4300 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 304, Bethesda, MD 20814, the sum of $ _______ to be used for __________ (specify the fund, project, or geographic restriction of your bequest—see below).

If you decide to make a restricted bequest, we ask that you add a contingency clause that reads, "Should funds for this purpose no longer be needed, the bequest may be used for the program that most closely resembles the original restriction, or in an appropriate manner as determined by the Board of Directors."

Should you choose to include us in your estate plans, please let us know so that we can formally recognize your generosity.

We would be glad to talk with you or your advisor about bequest gifts and the Conservancy's mission and programs. Please contact Sarah Mitchell, Director of Development at (301) 579-3105 or smitchell@rockcreekconservancy.org.