Planned gifts are gifts for…ever. Leave a lasting legacy by including Eagle’s Nest in your estate plans.

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Sustainers of ENF

Our Sustainers of ENF are those who have elected to include Eagle’s Nest Foundation in their estate plans through bequests, gifts of life insurance and retirement plans, and other contributions made through their estate. These honored friends have found inspiration at Eagle’s Nest Camp, Hante, and The Outdoor Academy, either personally or through their children or grandchildren. Our Sustainers wish to leave a legacy that provides future generations of young people the opportunity for experientially based education, passion for the natural world, and growth in discovery of their best selves.

Many planned giving options allow donors and their loved ones to receive income during their lifetime from assets that will eventually benefit Eagle’s Nest. All of these life-income gifts deserve special consideration when making financial and estate plans.

Our Sustainers have designated gifts to a variety of funding opportunities that touch every corner of our programming. We can accept planned gifts of any size to any of our current funds (including Unrestricted) or endowed funds.  Named scholarship funds can be established at a minimum of $5,000, and endowed scholarship funds require a minimum investment of $25,000.

The benefits of planned giving are numerous to both you and to future generations of campers, students, and adventurers at Eagle’s Nest and The Outdoor Academy. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Sustainer, Eagle’s Nest Foundation’s development office is ready to assist with:

  • General information about planned gift vehicles that Eagle’s Nest may accept
  • Information about fund and endowment options to suit your philanthropic goals
  • Additional resources to help you make decisions

Please contact us directly to discuss your philanthropic ideas and goals for Eagle’s Nest or to receive a copy of a sample fund agreement


Wills, Living Trust, or Retirement Plans

Through a will, living trust, or retirement plan, individuals can make gifts to Eagle’s Nest that are larger than anything they could imagine in their lifetime. The process is very simple for most individuals. You need only to include appropriate language in your will. Gifts through wills, living trusts, or retirement plans offer a number of advantages:

  • They are revocable by the donor if circumstances change.
  • They realize the donor’s vision for the future in a tangible way without an uncomfortable financial burden during his or her lifetime.
  • Individuals may choose to designate their support to any part of the Foundation.
  • For individuals who wish to support the Foundation at levels that will produce an endowment in perpetuity, separate endowment agreements can be created to spell out the donor’s wishes.
  • They may reduce estate tax for the surviving family members.

Wording for a Simple Bequest

You can add the text below to the body of your will, or include it in an additional witnessed page, or codicil, at a later date.  Please consult your attorney for further advice.“I hereby give and bequeath [amount in dollars or percentage amount] to Eagle’s Nest Foundation, a North Carolina nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, having federal tax identification number 56-60009912, with its headquarters currently located at 43 Hart Road, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, for its general purposes.”

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