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End the Year on a High Note: Check In on Your Estate

The following tips will give you a head start on end-of-year organizing (at least where your estate plan is concerned). Review your current will and trusts. Your will and trusts may need to be updated because your family situation or goals changed.... Read More

A Pie Analogy for Giving

Picture your estate as a pie. When you decide whom you want to share it with, you can cut big slices, little slices or somewhere in between. We talk to many supporters of Brooklyn Botanic Garden who worry that leaving a gift in their will to BBG may... Read More

3 Common Planned Giving Myths, Busted

If you hear “planned giving” or “legacy giving” and think it is for people older or wealthier than you—or that it is just too confusing—check out these common myths and the truths behind them. First, What Is Planned... Read More

Bequest Language

Donors who have made bequests to the Garden provide critical and lasting support for Brooklyn's very own horticultural treasure. A bequest, one of the simplest ways to provide for the Garden's future, can take different forms and be easily modified... Read More