Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project

You can Support WLRP With a Planned Gift

As a WLRP supporter, you have demonstrated your commitment to helping us reclaim the Wôpanâak  language as the primary means of expression for the Wampanoag Nation.  Now we hope you will consider a different type of gift -- a special gift to WLRP made through your estate plans.

Many think of estate planning as important -- but also as something that can be postponed. Working on your estate plans today can have many benefits, including peace of mind in knowing your wishes will be fulfilled. If you include a provision for WLRP in your plans, you will have the added satisfaction of knowing that generations of Wôpanâak  language speakers to come will benefit from your generous act right now.

Getting Started

Preparing your estate plans does not need to be cumbersome or complicated. Here are some steps to help you begin:

  • First, gather information about your assets, including retirement funds, bank accounts, and real property.
  • Second, think about the people and organizations that matter most to you and how you would like to provide for them.
  • Third, think about who you would like to serve as your executor or trustee.
  • Fourth, meet with a professional. If you do not have an attorney in mind, your local bar association can make a referral.

We're here to help. Call us 833-333-WLRP x700 or email us at 

A Gift Through Your Will or Living Trust

If you would like to include us in your will or living trust, please use our full legal name, Wôpanâak Language and Cultural Weetyoo, Inc.

Your attorney may find the following language helpful:

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath ________ _

(a dollar amount, or all or a percentage of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to the 
Wôpanâak Language and Cultural Weetyoo, Inc. PO. Box 2241, Mashpee, MA 02649, for its general purposes.

The IRS recognizes the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our federal tax ID number is 41-2221825

Gifts of Retirement Funds, Life Insurance, and Bank Accounts

Naming the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or bank or brokerage account is a generous way to make a legacy gift "outside" a will. Like a bequest, these gifts help ensure that WLRP can increase its language revitalization efforts.

These gifts are easy to implement and giving retirement funds is a tax-wise strategy for many donors. For retirement and life insurance accounts, request a change of beneficiary form from your plan or policy administrator. For bank or brokerage accounts, you will need to fill out the appropriate form. You will also need the following information to fully complete your beneficiary forms:

Legal Name:  Wôpanâak Language and Cultural Weetyoo, Inc.

Address: P.O. Box 2241, Mashpee, MA 02649

Telephone: 833-333-WLRP (9577)

Tax ID: 41-2221825