Leave a Legacy for Nature
When you include the Whidbey Camano Land Trust in your will or living trust, you make a lasting contribution to the preservation of vital forests, prairies, farmlands and shorelines in Island County.
In return, a planned gift will offer you several important benefits:
- You remain in control of the planning and management of your estate.
- You ensure funds are provided for the causes you care about it, without burdening friends and family.
- Gifts made through wills and living trusts are easy to arrange and can also be changed at any time, giving you flexibility in planning.
Bequests allow you to choose whether the Land Trust will receive a specific dollar amount, an asset, a percentage of your estate, a contingent bequest in the event you outlive your heirs, or a portion of the remainder of your estate after provisions for friends and family have been made.
Under current tax law, all bequests to the Land Trust are exempt from federal estate tax. A consultation with your attorney or estate planning professional will help you determine if a bequest is right for you. You can find an example of bequest language here.
You can designate the Land Trust as a life insurance policy beneficiary. When the time comes, the Land Trust receives proceeds from the policy. This allows you to provide a large gift to benefit land preservation — often more than you’d be able to donate outright. The donor’s heirs benefit as well, because policy proceeds distributed to a nonprofit organization are exempt from estate tax.
Join the Legacy Circle
If you are considering a planned gift to the Land Trust, or have already included us in your will, we welcome the opportunity to recognize your generosity. To learn more, please contact Kellie Tormey at 360.222.3698; or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The federal tax identification number of the Land Trust is 91-1261928.