Make a donation by mail or phone
Click here for a printable donation form. Please mail completed donation forms to:
Legacy Land Conservancy
6276 Jackson Rd, Suite G
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Donation forms may also be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us at 734-302-5263 to make a donation by phone.
Make a gift in honor or in memory
Tribute and memorial gifts honor the people and events of your life. The connection between people and the places they love is strong and enduring. When you make a gift to Legacy Land Conservancy honoring a friend, family member, special event, or lifetime, your gift lasts as long as the land does: forever. We will send a personalized card to the person/people you are honoring (but will not mention your gift amount).
For more information on honorary and memorial gifts, or to discuss permanent memorials, please contact Diane Dupuis at 734-302-5263 or email@example.com.
Donate from your IRA
Did you know you can save land during your lifetime with a gift from your retirement assets? If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make direct contributions of up to $100,000 per year from your IRA to Legacy Land Conservancy. These distributions can be counted toward your Required Minimum Distribution, and may result in lower taxable income. Please consult your tax advisor to learn more about how both you and Legacy can benefit.
A distribution of this kind should be made directly from your IRA custodian to Legacy. Just contact your IRA manager and provide the following information:
•Legacy’s federal tax ID (EIN): 38-2899980
•Legacy’s official registered name and address: Legacy Land Conservancy | 6276 Jackson Rd, Suite G | Ann Arbor, MI 48103
We would welcome a notification from you to be on the lookout for the funds, so that we can appropriately recognize your generosity. Transfers of this type don’t always include full information about the donor, so please do let us know your plans.
Make a gift of securities
A gift of appreciated securities may be an ideal way for you to support Legacy, depending on your personal circumstances. As stock prices increase, so do the taxes you owe on the long-term capital gain at the point of sale. However, if you choose to make a gift of appreciated securities to a qualified charitable organization like Legacy, it can be advantageous to you in two ways:
•You will avoid paying capital gains taxes on any increase in value (taxes owed when you sell any appreciated securities).
•You earn a federal income tax deduction based on the current fair market value of the securities, regardless of their original cost.
You should consult with your financial advisor regarding the specific tax benefits of gifting securities. Please contact Diane Dupuis for more information about donating stock at 734-302-5263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a planned gift, including bequests and other estate intentions
Our Legacy Society recognizes those whose values will be immortalized through a planned gift in support of Legacy’s ongoing land protection mission. Because so much of our land protection work is about ensuring that the places we save today will be protected forever, planned gifts are indispensable. There is no better way to continue to make a difference for land conservation in our community many years from now. “Planned giving” refers to future charitable gifts that require some planning now, before they are made. Legacy will work closely with your financial advisor to design a gift-planning option that will meet your personal, financial, and charitable goals. Let us assist you in sharing your legacy to protect southern Michigan long into the future.
Please contact Diane Dupuis for more information about making a bequest, or structuring another type of planned gift, to perpetuate land protection in our community. 734-302-5263 or email@example.com
Make a gift of real estate
A gift of real estate, such as your primary residence, vacation home, farm, or undeveloped land, is a very significant conservation contribution. If the real estate is not appropriate for preservation, we will sell it with your permission and use the sale proceeds to further our land protection mission. Please call Erika at 734-302-5263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emerald Arc Campaign protects lands that protect fresh waters, encourage local agriculture, increase public access, and preserve wildlife habitats. Your generous donation to the Emerald Arc enables Legacy to fund projects that ensure future generations will enjoy the clean water, fresh food, and peaceful recreational opportunities that have characterized Washtenaw and Jackson counties for generations. Click here to learn more.