Leave a Legacy

 

Bring Learning to Life With a Future Gift

When you include the South Dakota Discovery Center in your estate plan, your generosity provides hands-on learning experiences that inspire scientific thinking to all peoples of the Great Plains. Thank you for ensuring that SDDC can engage and inspire curious minds of all ages well into the future.

Already included us in your estate plan? LET US KNOW

You Decide How You Give. 

Uncover the giving option that works best for your goals.

Gifts That Pay You Income
With these win-win ways you can support our work while receiving payments for life.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust

Gifts You Make Today
See your generosity in action! These gifts will support our mission today and may offer you tax advantages.
  • Outright Gift
  • Charitable Lead Trust

Gifts Of Assets
Enjoy the tax rewards of a gift of real estate or other non-cash asset. 
  • Bargain Sale
  • Retained Life Estate


Bequest

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures.

Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. Below is suggested language to take to your attorney for use in drafting your bequest.
 

Sample Language

For an unrestricted gift that allows the South Dakota Discovery Center to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:

"I give to the South Dakota Discovery Center, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 805 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose."


To designate your provision for a particular purpose:

" I give to the South Dakota Discovery Center, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 805 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property]. This gift should be used for (state purpose) if and so long as the South Dakota Discovery Center determines that the need exists. If the South Dakota Discovery Center shall determine at the outset or at a later time that the need does not exist, or no longer exists or for some reason it is not possible (or prudent) to administer my gift as originally intended, then the South Dakota Discovery Center may, in its sole and uncontrolled discretion, direct the use of my bequest for a purpose related as closely as possible to that stated above."


If you have named the South Dakota Discovery Center in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.

Please contact Rhea or call 605-224-8295.