A planned gift to MCF is a flexible and creative way to give charitably while meeting your personal, family or financial goals. Creating a legacy gift can be an especially meaningful way to help MCF continue to build parks, conserve open space, protect wildlife habitat, and more. No matter your financial circumstances and charitable goals, there are planned giving options available to meet your needs, such as:


The most popular and easiest method of leaving a legacy gift is to include MCF in your will or living trust. Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime, and you can modify your bequest at any time. This offers you great flexibility as you plan for the legacy you want to leave behind. 


Making a beneficiary designation through your life insurance plan is an easy and affordable way to support the work of MCF. By naming MCF as a beneficiary of an individual or group term life insurance policy, the benefits from your policy pass to us free of federal estate tax after your lifetime.


Naming MCF as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plan is a simple and tax-efficient way to benefit nature. These assets are subject to two taxes when left to heirs other than your spouse. When left to a qualified charity such as MCF, the residue of your plan passes on to MCF tax-free, avoiding both the estate tax and income tax.