a group of children and adults, seen from behind as they walk across Black Pond's bridge

Planned Giving & Bequests

Individuals are welcomed to consider Leslie Science & Nature Center in their estate planning. Memorial gifts and bequests are an important way that you can ensure continuation of the Leslie Legacy of understanding, appreciation, stewardship, and respect for the natural world. A bequest is a gift made through a donor's will and is free from federal estate tax. 

If you wish to make a provision in your will, the following general language is suggested:

"I give and devise to Leslie Science & Nature Center, a Michigan not-for-profit corporation, located at 1831 Traver Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, the sum of $______ or ____ percent of the residue of my estate (or specifically described property) for general purposes."

It would be our privilege to know your intent and to honor you; please consider sending us a copy of our Bequest Intent Statement, available here: