Planned Giving

Planned Giving

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” 
​-Native American Proverb-

Environmental education is, by far, the most effective means that Minnesota has for creating a bright future for our natural environment.  Environmental education creates personal connections between people and their environment, builds a knowledgeable citizenry and promotes a balanced analysis of social, economic, and ecological needs.  

You can help have a lasting impact on our environment through planned giving.  Planned giving is a way for you to provide donations to a charity in a manner that is tax preferred to you and your estate.  What sets planned giving apart from a regular charitable contribution is that the actual contribution occurs in the future.  By planning in advance how you will support MAEE, we can, in turn, plan ahead for the future advancement of environmental education in Minnesota.

A bequest is any gift of an asset made through a will.  A common strategy is simply naming the Minnesota Association for Environmental Education as a beneficiary of either a specific dollar amount or a fraction of the residual portion of your estate.  The benefit to you is that the full dollar amount donated qualifies as a charitable donation, which can be used to offset the taxes on your estate. 

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in helping to support environmental education.  With dedicated donors such as you we can all make a difference and help ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn about the world around them and experience quality environmental education.  

​In order to find out more about planned giving and how you can help,
​please call MAEE Executive Director at

MAEE is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, which means your donation is tax deductible. We are an entirely volunteer-run organization! Please make a donation by filling out the form below. Donations are payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check.

Thank you for your contribution!


“I appreciate that you continue to support/promote outdoor and natural resource education–and do your best to be a beacon for environmental conservation. Thanks.”

- Anonymous