Create your legacy in the Gulf of Maine.
Considering the legacy you would like to leave for your family and your community is a deeply personal and powerful decision. We have an opportunity to look to the future — together. No matter what stage of life you are in, planned giving can make an impact for many generations to come.
A planned gift creates a lasting commitment that makes a difference for generations to come.
Some planned gifts have an impact now, and some after your lifetime. As a member of the Gulf of Maine Legacy Society, you will have the confidence that your assets will support our one-of-a-kind ecosystem and the communities of people who depend on it.
We would be honored to meet with you to discuss your philanthropic goals and support you in finding the best giving opportunity that works for you. Please review our gift acceptance policy, which might be a helpful resource as you consider options.
Should you choose to name the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in your estate plan, please let us know so we can properly thank you and include you in our Legacy Society.
Through a variety of planned giving methods, you can:
Provide for loved ones
Planned gifts allow donors to take care of their families and support their most cherished causes.
Enjoy tax savings
Planned gifts can offer substantial tax savings to donors, especially on appreciated properties and securities. A planned gift can reduce income tax and avoid capital gains tax.
Maximize your impact
Planned gifts allow donors to make an even bigger impact than would have been possible with an outright gift.
There are many ways you can make a difference:
Transfer cash, securities, real estate, or other property to GMRI from your estate. This vehicle costs you nothing during your lifetime and is as simple as adding language to your will.
Charitable Lead Trust
Provide income to GMRI for a specific period of time. When the trust ends, the remainder goes back to you or to the beneficiary of your choice.
Charitable Remainder Trust
Generate income for yourself or another beneficiary for life or a specified number of years. The remainder then passes to GMRI.
Name GMRI a beneficiary of your retirement plans including IRAs, 401(K)s, 403(B)s, and other plans. Direct rollovers may be possible as allowable by IRS law.
Name GMRI as a percentage or contingent beneficiary of any life insurance policy.
Do you have a gift-related question or request?
Please email Chief Development Officer, Maggie Roudsari, with questions, or to set up an appointment.