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Planned Giving

Planned Giving helps you make sure your personal goals are met as part of your ongoing financial, estate, and philanthropic strategy and supports those organizations that you care most about.

Planning a gift to Tenafly Nature Center will create a lasting legacy that will continue the protection of nearly 400 wooded acres, all of its inhabitants and teach this and the next generations to do the same.


To designate a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, or a fixed percentage of your estate supports the Tenafly Nature Center, speak to your lawyer or financial advisor about adding the following language to your last will and testament:

"I give, devise, and bequeath the sum of $________ (or a description of the specific asset), to the Tenafly Nature Center, an exempt charitable organization located at 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670, for its general corporate purposes."

Tenafly Nature Center's Tax ID: 22-0019117

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of stock are welcome and may provide you with tax advantages. Consult your financial adviser and if you decide to donate securities, please contact us for more information.

IRA Minimum Required Distributions as Charitable Gifts

Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to Tenafly Nature Center from your IRA is a simple and powerful way to support our mission of preservation and education.

When you reach the age of 70 ½ you must begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional, rollover, or inherited IRA. Distributions are taxable income. You may not need or want to take this distribution and instead you may wish to make a charitable contribution. A charitable contribution is applied toward your RMD for the year and is a great way to support a cause you love (like TNC) while avoiding paying income tax on your distributions.

Account-holders 70½ years and older may contribute up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA to an eligible charity without the transfer being deemed a taxable distribution.

Your financial institution can send your QCD gift to: Tenafly Nature Center (313 Hudson Ave Tenafly, NJ 07670)

Please email TNC's Executive Director or 201-568-6093 with any questions.

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