Types of Planned Gifts

For people of any age and with any estate size, planned giving is a simple way to arrange a future gift in order to leave an environmental legacy.

In order to make sure that your planned gifts help you meet your personal and financial goals, we encourage you to discuss your plans with an attorney and/or financial advisor. The following may help guide you when working with your attorney.

Naming OEC in Your Will

Your will affirms, honors, and protects what matters most to you. Through a specific bequest, you can name a particular dollar amount, or through a residuary bequest, you can give all or part of what is remaining after payment of debts, expenses, and specific bequests. If you would like to make such a gift to OEC, your attorney may wish to include language similar to the following:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Oregon Environmental Council, now or formerly at 222 NW Davis Street, Suite 309, Portland, OR 97209, a gift of ($_____ or _____ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate), to be used for its general purposes.”

Other Ways to Give

You might also consider naming OEC as a beneficiary in your retirement plan, insurance policy, or bank and investment accounts. Depending on the plan, OEC can be named as a full, partial, or contingent beneficiary. You will need the following information:

Legal Name: Oregon Environmental Council

Address: 222 NW Davis Street, Suite 309, Portland, OR 97209

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 93-0578714

Income for Life

There are other planned giving options that can provide you with payments for the rest of your life, with the remaining funds passing to OEC at the time of your death. These gift options include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income fund donations. To learn more about how these options can benefit you, please contact us.

Legacy Society

OEC is pleased to recognize the men and women who are supporting the future well-being of OEC and Oregon’s environmental quality through their estate plans. After informing us of your plans, OEC will extend an invitation to join our Legacy Society. As a Legacy Society member, you are invited to special events and activities and will be acknowledged in OEC publications such as the Annual Report.

Contact Us

If you would like more detailed information about making a planned gift to OEC, please contact us, at plannedgiving@oeconline.org or (503) 222-1963. Personal discussions incur no obligation on your part, and of course, all information discussed is confidential.