Leaving Your Mark on Buzzards Bay is Easier Than You Might Think

Naming Buzzards Bay Coalition as a charity beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy is an easy way to support the work of the Coalition without changing your will.

  • Beneficiary designation gifts pass directly to Buzzards Bay Coalition without going through the probate process and go right to work to protect Buzzards Bay.
  • You can name Buzzards Bay Coalition as a beneficiary of all or a specified percentage of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement plan.
  • Because Buzzards Bay Coalition is tax-exempt, after your death it can withdraw the assets from the retirement account without having to pay income taxes on the withdrawal. Individuals who inherit retirement plan assets are usually required to pay income tax on them, so these are often considered among the best assets to leave to charity.

Request a beneficiary form from your policy issuer to get started or call Beth McDermott, Vice President of Advancement, at (508) 999-6363 x202 for assistance. Learn more about our Legacy Circle.

Buzzards Bay Coalition does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction. Buzzards Bay Coalition is a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation with headquarters at 114 Front Street in New Bedford, MA. Employer identification number: 04-2971978.

Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: