Planned giving – The Monarch Society

Make a lasting impact on Wisconsin's environment. Your legacy gift ensures future generations can carry on as protectors of Wisconsin’s air, land, water, and public health.

The generation of monarch butterflies who set off flying north from the oyamel fir trees in Mexico will not reach the milkweed of Wisconsin’s prairies and gardens. Each generation of monarchs travels only part of this epic journey, and then births a new generation to carry on after them. Completing the annual migration is a multigenerational endeavor. The Monarch Society of Wisconsin Conservation Voters and Wisconsin Conservation Voices recognizes, honors, and celebrates those who invest in the future of our movement by providing for a bequest or other planned gift in their will or estate plans.

The future can hold a green, carbon-free economy; healthy and clean water for all to drink; a democracy that delivers for its people – if we keep working to bring this future into being and equip the next generation to carry on. Through a legacy gift you can strengthen the future of the conservation voter movement so the generations who follow can continue your work of protecting Wisconsin’s environment.

A gift that costs nothing now

One of the most popular ways to create a lasting legacy for the environment is by leaving a gift to us in your will or trust. The gift costs you nothing now. Learn more and download the statement of intent form here.

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Benefits to you

Giving feels good. But it also has benefits:

  • You retain control of your assets during your lifetime.
  • These gifts cost you nothing now.
  • You can change your beneficiaries at any time.
  • You can provide for loved ones and help preserve our environment for generations to come.
  • You can leave a gift in honor or memory of someone special.
  • You choose the amount; there is no minimum contribution required.
  • You can remain anonymous, if you choose.

Please let us know

To notify us of a gift you have left or to discuss how you can be a forever friend of Wisconsin’s environment, please contact us. We’re here to help. Contact Jennifer Williamson, Development Director at 608-208-1131 or

“Wisconsin's wild places have instilled in me an awe that makes me think, love, and live deeper.”

paddler. educator. voter.

Stacy Craig, Madison