Future Donation by Request

Resilient Climate Solutions

Create your legacy and ensure the future of CET; become a legacy donor.  

Investing in an organization you believe in, your future bequest gift will ensure that resilient climate solutions are available to everyone. You will be building better lives for everyone, now and for future generations. 

There are many ways to make a request to CET.  Some are simple, like remembering CET in your will or trust, or naming the Center as a beneficiary—in whole or in part—of a retirement account, life insurance policy, or other estate plan. 

Please consult with your own attorney or financial planner to discuss your specific estate plans and questions.  

Retirement Accounts

Retirement assets can be among the most tax-efficient ways to make a bequest to the CET.  When retirement assets pass to non-spouse beneficiaries, they can be highly taxed; yet no tax is incurred when passing to a qualified charity.  Simply name the CET as a beneficiary for whatever percentage amount you are comfortable with.

If an abbreviated text is necessary on beneficiary forms, please use:  
Center for EcoTechnology, Inc. in Northampton, Massachusetts, Tax ID #042-611-726.

Wills or Trusts

Gifts in your will or trust are relatively simple to establish and relatively simple to change at any time, should you need to.  When you include the Center among your loved ones, you make a clear statement that improving the lives and addressing the climate crisis is important to you.  Moreover, a gift to charity by bequest may provide your estate with beneficial tax deductions and could save on transfer taxes at either the state or federal level.  
When you decide to include CET in your will, be sure to use the full legal name– (Center for EcoTechnology, Inc.)  
“I give to Center for EcoTechnology in Northampton, Massachusetts, Tax ID# 042-611-726. (___% of my residuary estate) or (all of my residuary estate) or (the sum of $______) to be used for the benefit of CET as the Board of Directors thereof may direct.”


Contact your bank or brokerage account and instruct them to “pay on death” to the CET, a percentage or all of a specific bank account.   

Questions? Please email Julia Riseman or 413-586-7350

Donations will be used to fight climate change by innovating, implementing, and scaling environmental solutions that communities need to thrive.

The Center for Ecotechnology (CET) is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. Contributions to CET are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. A copy of CET’s latest financial statement may be viewed online or by writing to the Office of Charities Registration, 162 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231.

Click here to view CET’s latest IRS 990 form.

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We envision a world that has embraced and advanced just and resilient climate solutions.

CET is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

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