Leave a Legacy

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Create your own ripple effect.

Whether you are taking those first important steps toward planning your estate or preparing to update your plan, you can create your own ripple effect through your estate plan.

If you’ve already remembered the Ipswich River in your plan, thank you! Please let us know so we can thank you properly, recognize your generous help and welcome you to the Ipswich River Legacy Fund.

We are honored and heartened by your interest in our organization and your desire to help the river for years to come.

To make a bequest, insert language of the following tenor (depending on your wishes) into your will:

General Bequest: “I give and bequeath the amount of $____ to Ipswich River Watershed Association, located at 143 County Rd, Ipswich MA 01938.”

Percentage Bequest: “I give and bequeath ___% of the total value of my estate to Ipswich River Watershed Association, located at 143 County Rd, Ipswich MA 01938.”

Bequest of a Residue: “The rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, wherever situated, I give and bequeath to Ipswich River Watershed Association, located at 143 County Rd, Ipswich MA 01938, to be used as the Board of Directors directs.”

Designated Bequest: “I give and bequeath to Ipswich River Watershed Association, located at 143 County Rd, Ipswich MA 01938, the sum of $____ to be used for the _______ (specific program, project, etc). Should this program no longer be needed, the bequest may be used as the Board of Directors determines.”

Please call Trish at 978.412.8200 or email her at taldrich@ipswichriver.org. All inquiries are confidential and at no obligation.

“Eventually, all things merge into one,
and a river runs through it.”

~ Norman MacLean