Bequests - such as planned gifts and life income plans - allow friends of the Ohio Environmental Council to leave a legacy of a greener environment for future generations, while also meeting personal financial objectives.
The Ohio Environmental Council created the Legacy Club to recognize those that have generously chosen to support Ohio's environment by including a gift to the OEC such as in a will or by developing a life income gift, such as a charitable remainder trust.
Naming the OEC in your will can be very easy and there is no minimum gift required. Sample language is provided below and the OEC can provide additional resources to help you.
We hope you will consider leaving a legacy to the Ohio Environmental Council and your other favorite charities.
OEC's Legacy Club Benefits
- Lifetime membership to the Ohio Environmental Council.
- A dozen hardwood trees planted in your honor in the Wayne National Forest.
- Free admission to OEC events including Environmental Lobby Day and the Green Gala.
- Special recognition at OEC events and in the Greenwatch newsletter.
We invite you to learn more about these planned gifts in our booklet, Giving Options & Tax Saving Ideas (pdf), or online:
- Insurance, Retirement & Pension Plans
- Charitable Lead & Remainder Trusts
- Charitable Gift Annuities
We'll help you find the giving method that's right for you. For more information, contact the OEC at LegacyClub@theOEC.org or (614) 487-7506.
Please note that while the Ohio Environmental Council makes every effort to give you accurate information, you should also consult your trusted professionals for legal, financial, insurance, or estate planning advice. The OEC staff are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional services.
To include the Ohio Environmental Council as a beneficiary, include the following language:
Exceptional Fiscal Responsibility
Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charities, has awarded the Ohio Environmental Council the highest rating for fiscal health for eight years in a row, placing the OEC in the top 2% of all charities nationwide.