Photo by: Eileen McDonnell

planned giving – creative ways to give

Share your love of nature and the outdoors. Think creatively and find new ways to support our land preservation work.

make a gift in your will or revocable trust – our most popular type of gift
Anyone can make a gift in their will or revocable trust. The benefit? Such gifts do not impact immediate finances and can be modified at a later date should circumstances change. See sample bequest language here.

use your retirement plan – just fill out a form
Another popular way to make a planned gift is to make Natural Lands a primary beneficiary of all or a percentage of your retirement plan. It’s as simple as filling out a form and can be a tax-wise step to take.

direct your bank account or other assets to Natural Lands
Have you been dragging your feet about making a will or updating an old will? You can get a jump start on making a planned gift by just filling out a form and directing that Natural Lands be the beneficiary of your bank or investment account.

establish a charitable gift annuity – retirement income for life
Interested in receiving a steady stream of retirement income while making a charitable donation at the same time? A Charitable Gift Annuity may be the answer—it is a simple contract between you and Natural Lands.

giving from a donor-advised fund
Give to Natural Lands during your lifetime and/or designate the organization as a beneficiary of your fund.

 think about establishing a charitable trust – tailor it to your individual needs
Charitable trusts are among the most flexible charitable planning vehicles available to donors.

use one of your greatest assets and set up a gift of real estate
There are many ways that real estate can be used to benefit Natural Lands. Such gifts also can create sizeable tax deductions for donors.

 

Please contact Suzanne Barton, director of planned giving with questions.
610.353.5587 x313 or sbarton@natlands.org

 

“There is no greater gift that one generation can leave to another than permanently protected lands.”
Peter Hausmann, Allston Jenkins Legacy Society

“Estate planning is a lot more fun when you include philanthropy…it changed the tenor of writing a will.”
Jessie and Richard Benjamin, Allston Jenkins Legacy Society