What Will Your Legacy Be? Help Create a Resilient Northwest Washington.

This is Your Legacy

Making a bequest to RE Sources, or designating us as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement plan is an incredibly impactful way to ensure your legacy protects this region for generations to come.

For the last 40 years, RE Sources has mobilized the people of Northwest Washington to build just and thriving communities and to protect the land, water and climate on which we all depend. A legacy gift costs nothing today, but has considerable impact on the long-term vitality of Northwest Washington and all of the beings who depend on it.

How to Start Your Legacy Gift

If you do not have a will:

RE Sources is partnering with FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own, or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney. 

FreeWill has compiled a helpful guide to making a will if you’d like a primer before you get started.

If you already have a will:

Contact your financial adviser and provide our sample bequest language. To ask questions or talk more about including RE Sources in your estate planning, reach out to Director of Donor Engagement Julia Spencer at 360-733-8307, extension 221 or JuliaS@re-sources.org.

Jodi, a longtime donor and supporter who has pledged a legacy gift to RE Sources, talks about why she wants RE Sources’ work to carry on well into the future.

Other Legacy Gifts

Designate a Non-probate Asset

Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non-probate assets and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. Use this online tool to make your plans and designate RE Sources as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets. This is a great way to support our critical work and potentially gain tax savings.

Have you already included a gift in your will or trust?

Please fill out this form to let us know! We would love to thank you for your generosity. Sharing your plans with us not only helps us better assess our financial picture, but also helps our staff make important strategic programmatic decisions.

If you include RE Sources in your estate plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID number:

Legal Name: RE Sources
Address: 2309 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA. 98225
Federal Tax ID Number (EIN): 91-1243957