Ten Things You Can Do to Leave Your Legacy to Wilder

1. Prepare a will. Fewer than 50 percent of people who pass away have one. Without a will, you lose control of the assets you worked a lifetime to build.
2. Leave a gift in your will for Amherst H. Wilder Foundation and other organizations that have made a difference in your life. Fewer than six percent of American households have included a nonprofit organization in their estate plans.
3. In your will, consider leaving a percentage of your estate to Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.
4. Consider using assets as your charitable gift. These can be stocks, bonds, retirement benefit plan assets, etc. Such gifts may provide tax savings as well as a charitable gift.
5. Name Wilder as the beneficiary of your individual retirement account, 401(k) or pension plan.
6. If you own a life insurance policy, consider renaming Wilder as the beneficiary.
7. Encourage family members and friends to leave gifts to Wilder in their wills and help them establish a relationship with a qualified estate planner.
8. Ask your professional advisor to include gifts to Wilder (and other nonprofits) in his or her counsel to other clients.
9. Purchase a new life insurance policy, naming Wilder as the beneficiary.
10. Learn more about leaving your legacy at Wilder Foundation. Please call Paula Kringle at 651-280-2466.

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 Why Wilder?


​We are leaders in promoting school-based mental health programs for children and their families, including our outstanding early childhood education services.

Wilder’s award-winning programs and services for older adults and their caregivers provide safety, stability and a sense of belonging.

Wilder is one of the country’s largest providers of mental health services for the Southeast Asian community, delivering culturally responsive counseling and support in 15 languages.
Don’t let the name “foundation” fool you—we are a nonprofit provider of services for thousands of children, families and older adults in the East Metro area of Saint Paul.
Every dollar you give goes directly into Wilder programs and services to help people and improve our community.
Your gift can help to change a life.