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The Wyoming Outdoor Council relies on charitable contributions to fund its work safeguarding Wyoming’s special places, abundant wildlife, 100-mile views, and air and water quality throughout the state. As a Council member you will receive our newsletters, alerts, calendar, other publications, and the satisfaction of doing your part to protect Wyoming’s natural heritage for future generations. Join our growing ranks today, if you haven’t already!
The Wyoming Outdoor Council is a nonprofit, 501(c)3, conservation organization. Established in 1967, we are the state’s oldest statewide conservation organization.
I support the work of the Wyoming Outdoor Council, and also think it’s a well run organization—worth my investment.
—2013 Membership Survey
Why Join the Wyoming Outdoor Council
Each year, Wyoming Outdoor Council staff and volunteers work on your behalf for Wyoming’s land, water, and wildlife. Your tax-deductible support fuels our efforts to protect the special places and natural heritage that inspire us, and the clean air and water we depend on. Your membership is the backbone of our message, and it creates the strong and enduring voice we need to achieve our mission of protecting Wyoming’s environment and quality of life for future generations.
Our work covers the map, from the Medicine Bows to the Tetons, from Pinedale to the Powder River. By renewing your membership, increasing your support, or joining the Council for the first time, you will help ensure that the Wyoming we love is the Wyoming we leave to the next generation. Please make Wyoming’s air, water, and wildlife your priority this year.
Wyoming is the place of my heart. It’s where I raised my family and it’s where I learned to value wilderness, community, friendships . . . all forms of life. The Wyoming Outdoor Council is working to preserve and safeguard this special place.
—2013 Membership Survey
Membership has its privileges and you will receive:
- The Council’s information-packed Frontline, the annual calendar, and other publications.
- Periodic alerts and updates on issues that affect Wyoming’s public lands and wildlife.
- Invitations to adventures, outings, and events.
- Endless satisfaction that you’re actively working to protect Wyoming’s natural heritage.
- The sincere thanks of our board, staff, and our many members for joining the effort.
Your gift to the Wyoming Outdoor Council is tax deductible and provides the support we need to protect Wyoming’s environment today while ensuring action by the Outdoor Council in the decades to come.
The Wyoming Outdoor Council doesn’t back down from the tough issues; has a dedicated, knowledgeable staff; gives a voice to the natural world; and accomplishes long-lasting good for our corner of the planet.
—2013 Membership Survey
Ways of Giving
Gifts of Cash: An outright gift of cash is the simplest and most common way to donate to the Wyoming Outdoor Council. Because the Council is a nonprofit organization, you can deduct the entire gift amount from your yearly income taxes, up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income.
Secure Online Gift Form: Donate here via our secure online donation page.
Give by mail*
Wyoming Outdoor Council
262 Lincoln St.
Lander, Wyoming 82520
*Please Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
Gifts of Stock: One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to the Wyoming Outdoor Council is through a gift of stock. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits:
- You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund.
- The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible.
- There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation.
PLEASE NOTE: It is important that you contact us when you make a transfer to ensure that we can identify the incoming shares as a gift from you. Please let us know your name and contact information, intended date of transfer, type of stock, and number of shares.
Investment firm: Edward Jones
Investment firm phone number: 307.335.7722
Wyoming Outdoor Council Account Number: 825-04422-1
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us.
Gift Memberships: Looking for a meaningful gift that keeps on giving? When you give a gift membership to a friend or loved one, the recipient receives more than a card and the benefits of membership in the Outdoor Council—he or she gets a stake in protecting Wyoming’s amazing natural heritage. Make an investment in Wyoming and bring a new member to the Wyoming Outdoor Council. Give a gift membership with your credit card online. To ensure we receive all the relevant gift information in a timely manner, please also email us telling us the name of the recipient and, if you want that to be noted in the gift membership card, the occasion of the gift.
If you would prefer not to use your credit card, simply send a check accompanied by a note including the recipient’s name, address, gift occasion along with your name and address to: Wyoming Outdoor Council, 262 Lincoln St., Lander, WY 82520
Memorials and Tributes: We are always honored when asked to recognize, celebrate, or remember someone important to you. We will identify the individual with a listing in our annual report and we will notify the person or his or her family of your gift.
You may give an honorary or memorial gift with your credit card online. To ensure we receive all the relevant gift information, we would appreciate it if you would also email us stating whether it is an honorary or memorial gift and any additional information you would like us to have about the person in whose honor the gift is made.
If you would prefer not to use your credit card, simply send a check accompanied by a note including the recipient’s name, address, type of gift along with your name and address to: The Wyoming Outdoor Council, 262 Lincoln St., Lander, WY 82520
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call us at 307.332.7031.
Bequests and Planned gifts: Planned gifts provide the resources needed to protect Wyoming’s natural heritage and preserve the future of the Wyoming Outdoor Council.
The work of the Wyoming Outdoor Council depends upon your goodwill. To that end, there are a myriad of easy giving options from which you can choose – from naming us as a beneficiary in your will, to designating the Outdoor Council as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy or structuring a life income gift with a trust arrangement.
Many people include the Wyoming Outdoor Council in their wills or other estate plans, but don’t always tell us they’ve done so. If you decide to remember the Wyoming Outdoor Council in your will, or if you already have, please let us know. We’d like the opportunity to thank you. We’d also like to welcome you to the Wyoming Legacy Society, which honors and recognizes individuals who make a commitment to Wyoming’s environment by including the Outdoor Council in their estate plans or by establishing some other deferred gift.
Making a Bequest: You may wish to make a gift to The Wyoming Outdoor Council by taking advantage of one of the easiest methods—a bequest in your will. Tax laws favor bequests, and consequently they are an excellent way to provide support. The provisions in your will for making a gift to the Wyoming Outdoor Council will depend upon the type of gift and your own circumstances.
You can give a precise amount or specific property to The Wyoming Outdoor Council. You can also designate a residual charitable bequest—which is determined after payment of specific amounts to heirs. Bequests, like other gifts, can be restricted for a specific purpose or given without such constraints. If you already have a will, you can append a charitable bequest with the simple addition of a codicil.
Sample Language for a Bequest: An unrestricted bequest is one intended for the general and best use by the Wyoming Outdoor Council at the discretion of the board of directors. Such a bequest might read:
I give to the Wyoming Outdoor Council, a nonprofit corporation located in Lander, Wyoming, the sum of $__________(or_____% of my estate; or the property described herein). The property comprising this gift may be used to further the charitable purposes of The Wyoming Outdoor Council at the discretion of its board of directors.
For more information about bequests and other deferred gifts please contact: Gary Wilmot, executive director, 307.332-7031 x21.