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End the Year on a High Note: Check In on Your Estate

The following tips will give you a head start on end-of-year organizing (at least where your estate plan is concerned). Review your current will and trusts. Your will and trusts may need to be updated because your family situation or goals changed.... Read More

A Pie Analogy for Giving

Picture your estate as a pie. When you decide whom you want to share it with, you can cut big slices, little slices or somewhere in between. We talk to many supporters of the Monterey Bay Aquarium who worry that leaving a gift in their will to the Aquarium may... Read More

3 Common Planned Giving Myths, Busted

If you hear “planned giving” or “legacy giving” and think it is for people older or wealthier than you—or that it is just too confusing—check out these common myths and the truths behind them. First, What Is Planned... Read More

Bequest language for a gift in your will

Recommended language for charitable gifts through estate plans to the Aquarium's Endowment Fund for the Future of the Ocean The Monterey Bay Aquarium Board of Trustees strongly encourages donors to designate contributions, including gifts through... Read More