There is no better way to continue to make a difference for land conservation many years from now.

The term “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.

Benefits of a planned gift include:

  • Reducing your income tax
  • Avoiding capital gains tax
  • Increasing current income for yourself or others
  • Passing assets on to your family at reduced tax cost
  • Making significant donations to the Conservancy
  • Securing your conservation legacy

Please view our Planned Giving Brochure for more information about different types of planned giving, including bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gift annuities, estate gifts and more.

Many planned gifts also generate income for yourself or a beneficiary. Both a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT) and a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRU) for example, allow you to make a gift, receive fixed payments, and defer or eliminate gains tax. They provides a steady cash flow and can be more beneficial than keeping an asset or selling it outright. Our fund development staff can walk you these options.

Read the Donor Stories and learn why they chose to leave their legacy with a planned gift.

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.