Memorials and tribute gifts

Honor someone special with a future gift in their name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Environmental Defense Fund, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and help protect our planet for generations.


An example of a lasting tribute

Father and daughter smiling

When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that aligned with his passion for the environment. She remembered that during his lifetime he was a regular supporter of environmental causes.

Sarah decided to make a gift to EDF in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's vision for the future live on through EDF's efforts, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next steps

  1. Contact Cynthia Eubank DiLeo at 877-677-7397 or legacy@edf.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at EDF.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to EDF through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010
Federal Tax ID Number: 11-6107128