Planned Giving

A Legacy Worth Leaving

Save The Bay’s Seagrass Society honors individuals who remember Save The Bay in their will. A bequest is a simple and meaningful way to make a gift to Save The Bay.

If you have already made your will, your attorney can add an amendment (codicil) providing for the bequest to Save The Bay. Bequests can be in the form of a specific dollar amount, real or personal property or a percentage of your estate.

Why the Seagrass Society?

In Narragansett Bay, seagrass is a precious and crucial habitat. Seagrass beds are a primary source of food and shelter to an abundance of marine life. They are the foundation for a healthy Bay. The Seagrass Society ensures the long-term financial health of Save The Bay.

Who qualifies for membership?

  • Individuals who remember Save The Bay in their will and who notify us of their intention.
  • Individuals who establish an endowed fund at Save The Bay (contact Maureen Fogarty at 401-272-3540 x126).

How do I make a bequest gift to Save The Bay?

Making a bequest gift is easy. The following sample wording may assist you and your attorney:

  • A specific bequest: “I leave the sum of (amount) to Save The Bay, Narragansett Bay.”
  • A residuary bequest: “I leave (X percent) of all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to Save The Bay, Narragansett Bay.”
  • A contingent bequest: “I give (amount) to my niece, Alice, if she is living, otherwise to Save The Bay, Narragansett Bay.”

I have remembered Save The Bay in my will. How do I join the Seagrass Society?

It’s easy. Contact Maureen Fogarty and we will send a welcome packet to you. Although we do not require you to tell us the details of your estate gift, it is helpful in Save The Bay’s long-term planning.

For more information on establishing an endowment, please contact Maureen Fogarty at 401-272-3540 x109

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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