Legacy Giving

Give a Lasting Growing Gift

Planned gifts of all sizes help the Botanical Garden secure a brighter future, growing through your legacy for generations to come. No gift is too small invested over time, any gift can make a significant impact. For questions, please contact contact the Development department at 210.536.1406.

Planned giving options include:

  • Estate Bequests
  • Beneficiary designation of IRAs and retirement plans, life insurance policies, donor-advised funds, and commercial annuities

A gift through your will is an easy and impactful way to support the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Here is the legal language to share with your attorney to make a gift in your will or living trust.

Federal Tax ID Number: 74-2178792

  • Sample Language for a Simple Bequest
    “I give, devise, and bequeath to the San Antonio Botanical Garden, located at 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX, 78209 (the sum of $_______) or (____% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, real and personal) for its general charitable purposes.”
  • Sample Language for a Residuary Bequest
    “I give, devise bequeath, [all, or ___percent of] the rest, residue, and remainder of the property, both real and personal, wherever situated, which I may own or be entitled to at my death, to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for its general charitable purposes.”
  • Sample Language for a Contingent Bequest
    “If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give, devise, and bequeath to San Antonio Botanical Garden, the sum of $ _______ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used for its general charitable purposes.”

Gifts through estate plans are not for everyone. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using:

  • IRAs and retirement plans
  • Life insurance policies
  • Donor advised funds
  • Commercial annuities

It is very simple to name the San Antonio Botanical Garden as a beneficiary. Start by requesting a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider’s website. Make your desired changes and return the form to establish your gift.

Do you want to support the San Antonio Botanical Garden, but worry about having enough income for yourself and your loved ones? Life-income gifts such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts can provide donors with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of providing the Botanical Garden with long-term resources.

Ask your attorney about charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts to discover the best planned gift for you.

Already made a gift?

If you’ve already included the Botanical Garden in your estate plans, thank you and welcome to the family. So that your gift can be fulfilled exactly as you intended, please contact the Development department at 210.536.1406 with your information.

Your information will be kept confidential and a desire to remain anonymous will be respected.