Planned Giving

Leaving a Legacy through Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

You have the potential to make an important, lasting difference for our planet and our society. Schoodic Institute works to advance ecosystem science and learning for all ages; informing and inspiring environmental stewardship regionally, nationally, and globally. This work is of vital importance for the well-being of future generations.

An easy way for you to leave a lasting legacy is by naming Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park as a recipient of your estate (in full or in part) in your will. Please first consult your attorney, but a charitable bequest can be a simple way to provide a major boost to our organization.

Below is some sample text for you to consider:

I give, bequeath, and devise to Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park of Winter Harbor, Maine, a charitable corporation whose tax identification number is 20-1054593, the sum of $__________ (or indicate a percentage of remaining assets) to be used for its charitable purposes without restriction.

Most planned giving donors leave their contributions to Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park without restriction. This allows a gift to be used wherever it is needed most. However, we will always honor a donor’s stated intent regarding the use of a gift.

Bequest provisions designated for a specific program, activity or project, simply require some additional language – it is best for you to contact our offices in advance to ensure that your wishes are properly understood and compatible with the vision of the Institute.

There are many other ways to make a planned gift. It can be as simple as naming Schoodic Institute as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy or a retirement account. You may also consider:

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Deferred Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Gifts of Land
  • Retained Life Estates
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Assets

Regardless of how you plan to leave a lasting imprint on our work to provide ecosystem science and learning for all ages, please call Peter Collier, Schoodic Institute Advancement Associate, at 207-288- 1360, or have your attorney or financial advisor call, to review options, answer questions, and move forward.

If Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park has already been listed as a beneficiary in your estate plans, or if you decide to make a planned gift at any point, thank you; as soon as is convenient, we cordially ask that you please complete this confidential statement and return it to Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, c/o Peter Collier, P.O. Box 277, Winter Harbor, ME 04693.