Join the Primate Family Legacy Circle
Pledge to leave a legacy to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest beyond your time on earth.
The last gift that you give can be your most significant and will continue the care of the primate family at the sanctuary beyond your lifetime. It's a precious and touching gift that will be treasured.
In 2014, for example, the sanctuary received a donation from the estate of Marcia Douthwaite, who had been a dedicated supporter of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest in addition to other animal charities. Marcia's gift allowed us to build our reserve funds, helping to ensure the long-term support and protection of the seven chimpanzees she cared so deeply about. Prior to her death, J.B. and Diana met with her and she gave us a collection of her primate books, establishing the Marcia Douthwaite lending library that we have for staff and volunteers. Marcia was a generous and caring person during her lifetime and her lasting legacy will always be a part of the sanctuary.
We’ve recently partnered with FreeWill to make it simpler than ever to dedicate part of your legacy to protecting chimpanzees, without paying a dime today. It takes less than 20 minutes, at no cost, to join the visionary donors in our Primate Family Legacy Circle — create your free, legal will and legacy gift today.
Have you made a gift to CSNW in your will? Fill out this form so we can say thank you.
Contact Diana with any questions [email protected], 509-699-0728.
Your Estate Plan:
You can easily create a will using the Freewill tool. If you don't want to use the tool, depending on your personal estate plan, naming the sanctuary as a beneficiary may be as simple as including brief language in your will, such as:
“I give to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, a nonprofit corporation of the State of Washington, located at
PO Box 952 / 24951 Hwy 10, Cle Elum, WA 98922, EIN 68-0552915 (choose one or more) The sum of $_________________ and/or _____ shares of stock in ___________________ company or _____% of my estate."*
If you have already established a gift to CSNW in your will, fill out this form so we can say thank you.
Non-probate assets such as an IRA, 401(k), or life-insurance policy are not covered in your will and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. You can designate CSNW as a beneficiary of these types of assets to provide a lifetime quality care for chimpanzees. Use this free online tool to help you make this contribution in minutes.
There are benefits to naming Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest as a beneficiary or changing the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) to the sanctuary. Please see this page from Fidelity Charitable Trust for reference information*.
Because Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is a 501c3, the sanctuary would receive 100% of the donation, whereas leaving it to individuals could subject the money to income tax.
*No Legal Or Tax Advice Intended: Please note that these materials are for informational purposes only. The information provided here is not intended, and should not be taken, as legal or tax advice. We suggest discussing this information with your attorney and/or tax advisors regarding your particular circumstances.