Planned Giving – Estate Planning

If you’ve ever wished you could do something for the San Antonio Botanical Garden and did not think you were able, we hope that you’ll consider naming the Garden in your estate planning. Connecting people with nature is at the heart of everything we do at the Garden. We know that many of you share this deep respect for nature and all that it means in our lives. Since 1980 the Botanical Garden has engaged families in exploring the diverse world of plants on our 38 acres. We realize that if we teach children to love nature, they will become its stewards in the future. Your bequest helps to continue and grow this legacy for generations to come.

There are simple ways to support the Garden by making future instead of current gifts. You can include the Garden in your will by indicating an amount or a percentage of your estate as a gift to the Botanical Garden. Another simple gift is to name the Garden as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy or retirement plan. When choosing which types of assets to leave to charity versus family, you might wish to consider making the Garden a beneficiary o f your IRA. A charitable gift annuity is another simple means of making a gift to a charity, in which you receive income from the gift for life and the residual passes on to the charity.

Please consult your attorney, accountant, or professional advisor about making a gift to the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Contact us if you wish to know more about our future vision or about programming at the Garden. We’re happy to share information with you.

To name the San Antonio Botanical Garden in your will, estate plan, or as a beneficiary to your life insurance or a retirement plan, please list us as the San Antonio Botanical Garden Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with principal business address of 555 Funston Place, PO Box 6569, San Antonio, Texas 78209. Tax Identification #74-2178792. Contact information: 210-829-5360 or candrews@sabot.org or kkimbell@sabot.org.

If you’ve already included us in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to thank you and confirm that we can honor your wishes. If you’d like additional information and to speak to someone personally and confidentially, please contact Karen Kimbell at 210-829-5360.