Dorothy’s Circle: Legacy Giving
Our beloved Dorothy was a kind and gentle soul, who was adored by her fellow chimpanzees and dedicated caregivers. She was one of the first orphans to be saved by Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue. Dorothy’s story will always be an inspiration and she will forever remain in our hearts. We honor her memory through Dorothy’s Circle, recognizing thoughtful and generous donors who plan gifts as part of your estate. Whether you choose the simplicity of naming Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue as a beneficiary of your retirement accounts or include us in your will, you will help ensure a lifetime of care for rescued chimpanzees and help secure a future for the free-living great apes we are determined to protect.
Your gift will support the work of Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue (SYCR) by providing sanctuary for chimpanzee orphans in Cameroon, protecting natural forest habitat, fighting wildlife trafficking, and educating local communities.
One of the easiest ways to make a difference for endangered great apes is to name SYCR as a beneficiary of your retirement accounts. By doing so, your heirs avoid paying income tax on the distribution and receive a tax deduction for the charitable contribution. The funds received by SYCR are exempt from probate and are not subject to federal estate tax.
Including SYCR in your will or trust ensures a legacy of compassion and support for rescued chimpanzees as well as those still living free and in need of protection. You can leave SYCR all or part of your estate, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder after bequests you leave to loved ones. Charitable bequests are exempt from federal estate tax so the full amount you pledged will support the crucial work of SYCR.
Dedicated to the beauty and hope Dorothy embodied, including Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue as part of your legacy will ensure our critical chimpanzee rescue, care, and protection work continues. Together we can secure a compassionate future in her honor.
“By including Sanaga-Yong in my estate plan, I’m helping to secure a future for the organization, ensuring it will continue to rescue and care for orphaned chimpanzees and defend their habitat far into the future. I can be sure that my money will support a cause I care deeply about when I don’t need it anymore. It only took a few minutes to add a couple sentences about Sanaga-Yong in my will.” – Gregg Tully
For questions or to let us know of a gift you have planned, please contact Crystal Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org or (1) 503-577-9671.
Depending on your personal estate plan, naming Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue as a beneficiary may be as simple as including brief language in your will, such as: “I give to Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue, a nonprofit corporation headquartered in the State of Oregon and operating in the country of Cameroon, Africa, Federal ID # 47-3955487, the sum of $_________________ and/or _____ shares of stock in ___________________ company or _____% of my estate.”*
*The above information is intended to provide a general overview of gift options and not to render tax or legal advice. Your attorney, financial advisor or tax professional should advise you on how best to accomplish your financial and charitable goals.
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported solely through donations. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law.
Tax ID: 47-3955487
Volunteer Monica Szczupider captured the tender moments at Dorothy’s funeral. One such heartfelt image was published in National Geographic.