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Leaving a Conservation Legacy: Rob Reese

Leaving a Conservation Legacy:  Rob Reese
"Rob was always conscious of the need to preserve wildlife habitats and wanted to protect nature for future generations. During his life Rob enjoyed mentoring young people and wanted to pass this love for wild places on to others. He was one who always lived life to the fullest," said his brother Brian Reese. "Rob would be very pleased to know that his contribution to Ducks Unlimited is being used to further his passion for wildlife habitat preservation."

"I decided to give this gift on behalf of my brother to Ducks Unlimited because he wanted to see the habitats we love so much conserved for future generations. It was DU's excellent track record of spending dollars efficiently that eventually confirmed our support," said Brian Reese, co-owner of Rosemont Winery. "It was wonderful working with Jon Rich to make the process of making this gift seamless."

To make a gift of any kind to Ducks Unlimited is an act of generosity. To make a long-term gift - one derived from the work of a lifetime - is to make a commitment beyond measure. Many of our members have included Ducks Unlimited in their wills and estate plans but haven't had the opportunity to tell us. If your plans include a deferred gift to Ducks Unlimited that will one day help leave a legacy for our natural world, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generous commitment and welcome you to the Feather Society.

Future support from friends like Rob Reese and you ensure we can sustain the important conservation work we do today for many years to come. And by sharing your intentions we can keep you informed about our mission to protect the lands and waters you care about across the continent. Please contact Jon Rich, National Director of Gift Planning at jrich@ducks.org or call 901-758-3763.



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-- Sample Bequest Provisions -


The provisions in your Will for making a gift to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. will depend upon the type of gift and your own circumstances. Perhaps these model provisions will be helpful to your attorney.

UNRESTRICTED GIFT

I give to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, the sum of $__________ (or _____% of my estate; or the property described herein) for its general purposes.

GIFT FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE

I give to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, the sum of $__________ (or _____% of my estate: or the property described herein) to be used for _________________________ (specific purpose).

SPECIFIC LEGACY

I bequeath my home, farm, livestock, car, truck, etc., to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee.

MEMORIAL FUND

I give to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, the sum of $__________ (or _____% of my estate; or the property described herein) the same to be known as "The ________________ Memorial Fund." The income therefrom shall be used for its general purposes (or describe the specific purpose, if desired.)

RESIDUARY LEGATEE

All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, for its general purposes.

CONTINGENCY GIFT

I devise and bequeath the residue of the property owned by me at my death, real and personal, and wherever situated, to my wife, __________________, if she survives me. If my wife does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, for its general purposes.

FINAL CONTINGENT BENEFICIARY

I give and bequeath the residue of the property owned by me at my death, real and personal and wherever situated, in equal shares to my above named beneficiaries, if they survive me. If my above named beneficiaries do not survive me, I give and bequeath my residuary estate to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee, for its general purposes.

TESTAMENTARY CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST

A Testamentary Charitable Remainder Trust may be set up to provide life income to a survivor, with the principal going to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. on the survivor's death. Sample forms to help your attorney prepare this plan are available upon request.

TESTAMENTARY CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST

A Testamentary Charitable Lead Trust may be established in your Will to eliminate estate and inheritance taxes, and thus increase your estate for your children, grandchildren, or other heirs while continuing your important annual support for Ducks Unlimited, Inc. for a specific number of years. Sample forms to help your attorney prepare this plan are available upon request.
Please note: The name and image above is representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since the charitable purpose of your bequest may be different from this person, you may want to contact us to discuss a bequest.

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Byron Liles
Gift Planning Associate
901.758.3876
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