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Leaving a Legacy of Healthy Forests

What better legacy is there to leave behind than one of healthy forests? You may have heard of bequeathing some of your estate to causes you care about in your will, but did you know that you can also name American Forests as a beneficiary of your 401(k), IRA or other qualified retirement plan?

American Forests is happy to have recently learned of a generous planned gift from one of our board members. Lynda Webster, founder and chairman of The Webster Group, has named American Forests as a beneficiary of her retirement plan. Having already given so much of her time and talents to American Forests’ mission, she’s now found yet another way of showing her commitment to helping us protect and restore our nation’s forests.

“A planned gift to American Forests is a wonderful way to contribute to the health of our planet,” says Webster. “I feel glad to know that my contributions will continue to help protect and restore our rural and urban forests for future generations.”

Designating American Forests as a beneficiary of a retirement fund is easy — usually just a matter of filling out one simple form. It will not only ensure your lasting support for our planet’s health, but may have tax benefits for your heirs as well. For more information about how you can include American Forests in your plans, contact our development department at (202) 737-1944.

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