“Legacy giving” (also known as “planned giving”) refers to future charitable gifts that require some planning now, before they are made. These gifts are popular because they ensure that your vision can live on forever.

A legacy gift can help secure the future of the Conservancy’s work while providing valuable tax benefits and/or income for yourself or others. Please view our brochure for more information about different types of legacy giving, including bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gift annuities, estate gifts and more.

 

Bequest and Freewill

One way anyone can create a lasting conservation legacy is through a bequest, where the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy is named as a beneficiary in your will or living trust, life insurance, or retirement accounts. It’s easy to do and it costs nothing during your lifetime. If you decide to do this, please let us know by sending us an Estate Intention Form

Getting started is easy. We’ve partnered with FreeWill to help you write a legally valid will — for free. In under 25 minutes, you can write your will and make a gift to the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. If you have a more complex estate or wish to consult with an attorney about your wishes, you can use FreeWill to create a list of documented wishes. Start your will today

 

We Want to Thank You

Donors who make legacy gifts may choose to become members of the Vanguard Society. As a Vanguard Society member, you will help to ensure that the places we protect today will be cared for far into the future, for all generations to enjoy.

If you have included a gift for the Conservancy in your estate plan, please let us know so that we can thank you for your special commitment. 

We will be honored to include you as a member of the Vanguard Society and recognize you in Landscript, our annual report and newsletter, or anonymously if you prefer. Notify us: bheflin@gtrlc.org

Your thoughtful gift is an investment in the long-term sustainability of the Conservancy. 

 

Useful Information for Advisors

Our official name is: Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

Address: 3860 N. Long Lake Rd, Suite D; Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: (231) 929-7911

Taxpayer identification number: 38-2994229

Please consult your financial advisor about the benefits and methods of making a planned gift to be sure which option is right for you.

 

Questions?

Please fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you, or call our Fund Development staff at 231-929-7911 or toll free at 1-888-929-3866 for personal handling of your contribution.