Planned Giving

Estate Planning

Your commitment to 1000 Friends of Wisconsin is important, and we invite you to strengthen that commitment by considering one of the planned giving opportunities featured here.

A planned gift is a lasting investment in 1000 Friends, enabling us to play a leading role in helping to build healthy communities while protecting Wisconsin’s natural resources for future generations.

We encourage you to discuss which giving option best fits your needs with your financial planner or estate planning attorney.

Types of gifts you may consider include:
* A bequest provision
* Charitable remainder trust
* Retirement plan or IRA beneficiary designation
* Insurance beneficiary designation
* Charitable gift annuity
* Gift or real estate or other tangible property

How to Make a Planned Gift

To make a planned gift, here’s some information to share with your financial planner or estate planning attorney:
1000 Friends tax ID#: 39-1857262
1000 Friends legal name: 1000 Friends of Wisconsin Land Use Institute, Inc.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Deb Nemeth at 608-259-1000 or

We are very grateful to these members who have made planned gifts in the past:

  • Dale Druckrey
  • Emily H. Earley
  • Ann Bardeen-Henschel
  • Harold “Bud” Jordahl
  • Reynold Zeller

If you have already made plans to provide for 1000 Friends of Wisconsin in your estate, please let us know! We would love the opportunity to extend our sincerest thanks.

Founding Members Harold “Bud” Jordahl & Emily H. Earley
Founding Members Harold “Bud” Jordahl & Emily H. Earley