Your Legacy at Work
Ensure that your life’s work and values carry on for many generations to come.
Join the Crow Canyon Legacy Society
When you make the decision to include Crow Canyon in your estate plan, you help to ensure the long-term future of this institution you care deeply about. You become a member of the Crow Canyon Legacy Society, a special group of people who have invested in Crow Canyon’s future with a planned gift. Membership in the Legacy Society expresses your belief in Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and demonstrates your commitment to archaeological research, public education, and the inclusion of Indigenous knowledge in all we do. Your generosity not only works as a catalyst for positive change but also inspires others to get involved and make a difference.
How do I get started?
Share your plans with Crow Canyon’s Advancement Office so that we can recognize your generosity and so that we can be certain that the language used in your estate plan will accurately carry out your wishes. For further information, please call us at 970-560-7545.
You are encouraged to complete the Legacy Society Intent Form to confirm your gift intentions in writing and to ensure peace of mind that your gift will have the desired impact at Crow Canyon. If you have already completed this form, there is no need to complete it again.
If you’d like to have a confidential conversation to discuss this process and talk about the different options for including Crow Canyon in your estate plan, please contact Sarah Grace Pretzer or (970) 560-7545. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
Interested in making a gift in your estate plan that will have an impact on Crow Canyon’s work well beyond your lifetime? A simple, flexible, and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is to make a gift in your will or in your living trust, known as a charitable bequest. A gift, or “bequest,” from your will or trust demonstrates your commitment to Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and helps to ensure that we can continue our work for years to come.
See below for examples of other vehicles through which you can make a planned gift to Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
General support to Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
If you want to support the overall mission of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, please use the following language:
“I, (name of donor), of (city, state, zip code), give, devise and bequeath to Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, located at 23390 Road K, Cortez, Colorado, 81321, a Colorado not-for-profit corporation, the amount of $ (amount) or (percentage) % of my estate, or the property described herein, for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
Please contact us before including a specific program in your estate plan.
“I, (name of donor), of (city, state, zip code), give, devise and bequeath to Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, located at 23390 Road K, Cortez, Colorado, 81321, a Colorado not-for-profit corporation, the amount of $ (amount) or (percentage) % of my estate, or the property described herein, for (specific program).”
Residual Gift Language
A residual bequest comes to Crow Canyon Archaeological Center after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid.
“I, (name of donor), of (city, state, zip code), give, devise and bequeath to Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, located at 23390 Road K, Cortez, Colorado, 81321, a Colorado not-for-profit corporation, all (or state an amount or percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, for (its unrestricted use) or (for a specific program).”
Did you know that you can make a planned gift to Crow Canyon without visiting an attorney? It’s easy to make Crow Canyon Archaeological Center a beneficiary of a retirement account, IRA, checking or savings account, life insurance, a brokerage account, and more. Please contact us if you’d like more information about paying it forward by making Crow Canyon the beneficiary of this type of financial vehicle.
Other Ways to Give
You can also make a gift of tangible personal property to benefit Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, including art, jewelry, securities, or real estate. Please contact us before stipulating in your will or trust a gift of tangible personal property to ensure that the proposed gift complies with the organization’s Gift Acceptance Policy. This is designed to avoid any potential conflicts of interest and to ensure that you, as the donor, receive a full, accurate, and independent explanation of all aspects of the proposed charitable gift.
In addition, there are other, more complex vehicles you can utilize during your lifetime that will benefit Crow Canyon after you are gone. Please contact us, or talk to your attorney or financial advisor, about charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and other opportunities that can have an impact on the future of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
For You and Your Advisor
Would you like to have a private conversation with us about making a planned gift to support Crow Canyon Archaeological Center? We are available to provide you or your professional advisor with information or assistance on making your personal legacy at Crow Canyon. Our contact information can be found below. In the meantime, here is some information for you to consider.
- Legal Name: Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Inc.
- Legal Address: 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321
- Tax ID number/EIN: 84-0631786
- Incorporated in Cortez, Colorado
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