Planned Giving

FOREVER WILD SOCIETY PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM

Leave a legacy of open space for future generations...

You helped protect and preserve the land under our feet: fantastic hiking and views of the stunning peaks at Donner Summit and around Donner Lake, bird watching in Carpenter Valley, strolling with your canine companion at Waddle Ranch Preserve, fishing at Webber Lake and the Little Truckee. We thank you for ensuring these special places are available to all.

When you include the Land Trust in your will or estate plans, you leave a legacy for future generations, ensuring they will be able to enjoy the lands we cherish today. A planned gift — depending on your situation — may reduce your income taxes, reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes, reduce your gift or estate tax, provide income to you and your loved ones, and help support the Land Trust’s efforts to protect our mountain home.

Most importantly, your bequest will ensure that the Truckee Donner Land Trust has the strength and flexibility to meet future challenges. 

Share Your Plans

If you have honored the Land Trust a legacy gift, thank you for joining our Forever Wild Society. We have established this group to honor donors who provide a future legacy for land protection in our area.

Please let us know that you have made these plans so we can both acknowledge your generosity and make sure we understand your wishes for how the Land Trust may use your gift.  

Please be assured that we protect the privacy of all information shared and if your intentions change, you can update your plans with us at any time.

Sample Language

Leaving a bequest is simple and gives you the opportunity to make a significant difference. To make a bequest, consult with your tax or legal advisor, and please contact Kathy Englar at the Land Trust office.

Sample Bequest Language: 
I give and bequeath ____________ (amount, percent of estate or description of property) to the Truckee Donner Land Trust for its general purposes and use at the discretion of its Board of Directors.