Greenbelt’s Legacy giving options, along with advice from your trusted professional advisors, can help you determine the type of gift that specifically meets your personal, financial
and philanthropic goals.
The Greenbelt Legacy Society recognizes those thoughtful individuals who have made provision for Greenbelt through a charitable bequest (John W. Peirce Bequest
Circle donors), or who have established other planned and life-income gifts to Greenbelt. Legacy Society donors are special members of our conservation community. Their demonstration of
innovative philanthropy is acknowledged in our Annual Report each year.
Bequests & Life Income Gifts
A Charitable Bequest is a gift from your estate, through a living will or trust, funded by almost any asset or resource. One of the easiest ways to establish a Charitable Bequest is through
the beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan.
A Charitable Gift Annuity or a Charitable Remainder Trust make it possible to receive income for the rest of your life. If you are downsizing from a highly appreciated home or property, a
Charitable Remainder Trust can provide tax advantages while ensuring future income.
Through our GreenTrade program, you can gift all or a portion of a “non- conservation” real estate asset to Greenbelt, such as a home, vacation cabin, commercial building or
remote lot. Greenbelt will then sell the property and use the proceeds to support our land conservation work.
If you own land, you may be able to permanently conserve it through a gift of land to Greenbelt, or through a conservation restriction. Greenbelt’s Land Conservation staff will be happy
to describe land conservation options.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.