Cypress Society Membership

Thank you for your interest in joining the Cypress Society.

Planned Giving involves providing for a future or current gift to charities through you financial and estate plans. By utilizing effective gift planning, you can balance your personal financial goals and your charitable interests while possibly realizing significant tax benefits. Planned gifts are possible through bequests, charitable trusts, and other financial assets such as real estate, securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds), insurance and retirement plans.

A bequest is one of the most meaningful legacies you can provide and will have a lasting impact on the Wolf River Conservancy’s future. You may make a bequest to the WRC by preparing a new will or adding a codicil to your present will. To include a bequest to the Wolf River Conservancy in your will, we suggest the following simple statement:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to the Wolf River Conservancy in Memphis, Tennessee, ____% of remainder and residuary of my estate (or $ ____ if specific amount, or otherwise describe the gift) for the general purposes and uses of the Wolf River Conservancy at the discretion of the Board of Directors."
Please note that our incorporated name is the Wolf River Conservancy, Inc. and is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our federal ID number is 62-1245975.

If you have included the Wolf River Conservancy in your estate or financial plans, we would like to thank you for your generous commitment to the preservation of West Tennessee’s natural land and water resources and welcome you to The Cypress Society. Simply complete The Cypress Society Intent form and send it to Wolf River Conservancy or contact us at 901-452-6500, X. 110. And, of course, you may always choose to join and remain anonymous.

The Cypress Society Membership Form
This membership form notifies us of your interest in donating to the Wolf River Conservancy. It is not a binding contract. Please click here to fill out the online Cypress Society Membership Form.

If you would prefer to print out the Cypress Society Membership Form and mail it to the Wolf River Conservancy, please click here.

For more information on how these gifts might work for you, please contact Kelsey Hamilton, Chief Development Officer, at 901-452-6500, x. 109, or

Wolf River Conservancy
P. O. Box 11031
Memphis, TN 38111

 Please note: This information is not intended to be legal or tax advice. We recommend that you consult with your attorney, financial planner, or other professional advisors to discuss which options would best achieve your personal and financial goals and fit into your overall tax and estate planning objectives.