Planned Giving

Leaving a Legacy

“We are passionate about the beautiful art that documents plant life. These images will continue to educate future generations. The American Society of Botanical Artists is an organization my wife and I currently support with our annual gifts and we have made arrangements in our Will for our wishes to live on after we are gone.”

  
“The mission of ASBA is one in which I firmly believe. Leaving a portion of my estate to the ASBA will help them continue their mission.”

 
“ASBA provides so many educational opportunities to help beginners through incredibly accomplished artists. I want to make sure these opportunities are available to future botanical artists. I am naming ASBA in my will in honor of my wife who derived great joy in botanical art and deeply valued her membership in ASBA.”

If any of these scenarios are reflective of the way you feel, or you have a desire to honor a loved one, or you want to continue your legacy to the American Society of Botanical Artists then an estate gift (or planned gift) may be a plan you want to consider.


How can you include the ASBA in  your will?

Just a few sentences in your will are all that is needed. You can give all of your estate, a percentage of your estate, a specific sum of dollars, or the remainder of your estate (after other bequests) to ASBA. Your gift can be used for general support for the ASBA, or to fund specific programs or initiatives as outlined below.

The following language may be used for an outright gift by will:

Specific dollar amount or percentage:

“I give, devise, and bequeath ($______) or ( ______%) of my estate for the Society’s general purposes to the American Society of Botanical Artists, a New York non-profit organization, located at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126.*”


Part or all of residue:

“I devise and bequeath to the American Society of Botanical Artists, a New York non-profit organization, located at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126, (all or a specific portion) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for the Society’s general purposes.*” *if you would like your gift to specifically support exhibitions, exhibition catalogs, or the journal, simply replace the phrase ‘for the society’s general purposes’ to ‘in support of ________________,’


How can you update your current will?

Step 1: Get a copy of your current will.

Step 2: Mark the areas you'd like to change.

Step 3: Meet with your estate planning attorney to draft and prepare your new document.

Step 4: Consider discussing changes with us if they affect your bequest to the ASBA.

Estate planning not only benefits you and your family but also allows you to make a gift that benefits the American Society of Botanical Artists in a lasting, meaningful way.

If you plan to include the ASBA in your will or estate plans, or have already done so, please let us know so we can welcome you into the ASBA Legacy Fellowship, which honors those individuals whose legacy of generosity helps the Society continue with educational outreach and the promotion of a broader awareness of the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art.

For more information about planned giving and the ASBA, call Diane Batson-Smith at 718.817.8814.

ASBA’s EIN is 11-3255547

This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice please consult an attorney.

 

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