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Bequests – Marine Life Legacy Circle

As animals continue to strand on Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts, the need for a local rehabilitation facility becomes more critical to ensure that these stranded animals receive prompt care and their best chance for release and survival.  A bequest to the National Marine Life Center helps guarantee that we can continue to rehabilitate and release sick and injured marine animals, advance science, and teach about marine wildlife health and conservation for years to come.

By kindly leaving the National Marine Life Center in your will, you become a part of our Marine Life Legacy Circle, providing a future for sick and injured ocean animals.  Your attorney will need to know our legal name is  National Marine Life Center, Inc.  We are a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, (Tax I.D. #04-3290276).  Our exemption provides a tax savings to you and your estate.

Types of Bequests:

A Specific Bequest allows you to leave a specified gift.  It is usually in the form of a cash distribution.  To make a specific bequest: “I give, devise, and bequeath to the National Marine Life Center, Inc., P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532, the sum of $xxxx.xx to be used to care for stranded marine animals, advance science, and promote environmental education.”

A Residuary Bequest allows you to leave a “remainder” or a percentage of your estate to the National Marine Life Center.  To leave a residuary: “I give, devise, and bequeath to the National Marine Life Center, Inc., P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 all [or insert % here] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used to care for stranded marine animals, advance science, and promote environmental education.”

A Contingency Bequest allows you to make your gift contingent on other circumstances.  To make your bequest contingent:”If any of the above-named beneficiaries should predecease me, I hereby bequeath his or her share to the National Marine Life Center, Inc., P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 to be used to care for stranded marine animals, advance science, and promote environmental education.”

For more information about your estate planning, please contact:
Kathy Zagzebski
President & Executive Director
National Marine Life Center
P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA  02532-0269
Email:  kzagzebski@nmlc.org
Phone:  508-743-9888 x301
Fax:  508-759-5477