Legacy Gift Planning

Through proper planning, your love of the Earth can continue on through the ages.  Include Valley Stewardship Network in your estate plans to help protect and preserve the plants, wildlife, and communities of the Kickapoo Valley and surrounding watersheds.

Some Planned Giving Options:

  • Bequest in Your Will:
    You may designate your bequest to be used by Valley Stewardship Network for its charitable purposes. We suggest you provide our legal details below to your attorney or financial advisor.
  • Retirement Plan Beneficiary:
    You may name Valley Stewardship Network as a beneficiary of retirement funds, such as your IRA, 401(k), or 403(b). When making the beneficiary designation, use the legal details below.
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary:
    You may name Valley Stewardship Network as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. When making the beneficiary designation, please use the legal details below.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity:
    You may create a charitable gift annuity that allows you to receive income during your lifetime, with the remainder benefiting Valley Stewardship Network.

If you have included Valley Stewardship Network in your esteate planning or are considering making a legacy gift, please feel free to reach out to Nan Marshall (nan@valleystewardshipnetwork.org or 608-637-3615) so we can acknowledge your gift.

We appreciate the trust you have placed in us by including us in your estate planning.  We are happy to help at any step along the way.  Thank you for creating a legacy of protecting the watersheds of the Kickapoo River and surrounding areas.

Other Giving Options:

  • Minimum Required IRA Distribution

You can donate your minimum required distribution from your IRA to Valley Stewardship Network without counting the distriubtion as taxable income.  There can be some tax advantages to this approach.  Ask your financial advisor about a Qualified Charitable Distribution to Valley Stewardship Network.

  • Gift of Stock or Gifts through Donor-Advised Funds

Valley Stewardship Network efficiently processes gifts from Donor-Advised Funds and can accept gifts of stock in our borkerage account.  There can be tax advantages of donating stock instead of cash. Giving appreciated securities held more than 12 months may offer a two-fold tax savings. First, you may avoid paying capital-gains tax on the increase in the value of your stock. In addition, you may recieve a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of your gift. Subtracting the tax saving from what you originally paid for the stock can result in a gift that costs just pennies on the dollar. For more information, please consult your financial advisor. 

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a giving account establisehd at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then donate from the fund over time. For more information on creating or giving through a donor-advised fund, please consult your financial advisor.

Email or call 608-637-3615 to speak with Nan Marshall with questions.

Legal Details:

Legal Name:  Valley Stewardship Network

Tax ID:  39-2019985

Principal place of business:  110 S. Main St., Viroqua, WI  54665

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