Become a Lifetime Guardian

The future of Great Basin National Park is built on today’s planned and deferred gifts. Your gift will ensure that the Park you love is protected and preserved for your grandchildren and their grandchildren.

If you are planning to include the Great Basin National Park Foundation as a planned gift, we hope you will let us know. By informing us we can ensure that your gift is used as you wish. If you are willing to share your plans publicly, your gift could inspire others, thereby growing your donation’s impact.

 

Wills, Bequests, and Beneficiary Designations

A gift through your will, trust, or donor-advised fund supports Great Basin National Park’s future. A beneficiary designation is a way to support the Great Basin National Park Foundation through a gift from a retirement, investment, or bank account or your life insurance policy.

Legal Language and Tax ID

For legal purposes, please refer to GBNPF as:

Great Basin National Park Foundation

P.O. Box 181, Baker, Nevada 89311

Tax ID#: 88-0407290

 

Share Your Plans and Grow Your Impact 

Our planned giving program was started in 2021 through a generous gift from our long-time board member Michael Niggli, in concert with his wife, Linda Niggli. The Niggli’s put $250,000 into a trust to ensure Great Basin National Park would have the support needed to continue dark sky preservation and innovative educational programs for years to come. The Niggli’s aim to inspire others to create planned gifts, whether large or small, inspiring a community of leaders to ensure the Park’s future.

If you have or would like to include the Great Basin National Park Foundation in your estate plans, please reach out to us! With your permission, we would like to showcase your gift, helping inspire others to join you in looking ahead to the Park’s future. 

For More Information and to Inform Us of Your Gift 

Contact:

Great Basin National Park Foundation Program Manager

 

You can also print the sample language below and share it with your attorney or investment account. 

Please refer to our organization as:

Great Basin National Park Foundation

P.O. Box 181, Baker, Nevada 89311

Tax ID#: 88-0407290

 

RESIDUAL GIFT LANGUAGE

A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:

I give and devise to Great Basin National Park Foundation, located in Baker, Nevada, all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund).

SPECIFIC GIFT LANGUAGE

I give and devise to the Great Basin National Park Foundation, located in Baker, Nevada, the sum of $___________ (%) to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund).

CONTINGENT GIFT LANGUAGE

Great Basin National Park Foundation can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:

If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise to Great Basin National Park Foundation, located in Baker, Nevada, the sum of $ _______ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund).

RETIREMENT PLAN BENEFICIARY LANGUAGE

You may name the Great Basin National Park Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits. Donors should consult with their tax advisor regarding the tax benefits of such gifts. Naming the Great Basin National Park Foundation as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, or profit-sharing pension plan will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings. 

Making a charitable gift from your retirement plan is easy and should not cost you any attorney fees. Simply request a change-of-beneficiary form from your plan administrator. Then, enter Great Basin National Park Foundation (Tax id # 88-0407290) on the form with the percent you would like us to receive. When you have finished, please return the form to your plan administrator and notify us. 

DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS SUCCESSION PLANNING

You can make a one-time or recurring grant to us from your donor-advised fund. You can also name Great Basin National Park Foundation to receive a portion (specific amount or percentage) of your fund as a beneficiary. This will be a simple process on your donor-advised fund.