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Leave a Hiking Legacy by Remembering American Hiking Society in Your Will

Remembering to give something back to America’s hiking trails in your will is a wonderful way to leave a legacy for the hiking experience and the preservation of the lands that our favorite hiking trails go through. A generous bequest can continue to support the sound stewardship of natural places and hiking trails – a lasting legacy as big as all outdoors.

If you choose to remember American Hiking Society in your will or if you have already done so, please let us know so that we may thank you for your generosity.

How to Make a Bequest

In order to leave a hiking legacy and remember American Hiking Society with a bequest, please include the following language in your will:

I, (name), of (city, state, zip), give, devise, and bequeath to American Hiking Society, a non-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of Virginia and having its principal office at 1424 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring, MD, 20910 the sum of $___ (written amount or percentage or description of property or “the rest, residue and remainder of my estate”) for its unrestricted purposes. American Hiking Society’s federal tax identification number is 51-0211993.

If you already have a Will, you can use the suggested wording above to make a codicil that names American Hiking Society as a beneficiary of your estate.

For more information on the benefits of such gifts or to discuss leaving a bequest to American Hiking Society, please speak to your financial advisor or contact American Hiking Society’s, Director of Development, Kim Lyons at 301-565-6704 x 701.

American Hiking Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.